Exclusive Vermaelen Interview on Untold Arsenal
The interview will appear on Friday 30th April
If you are a regular reader of Untold you’ll know that we have been constantly assisted in the past year by Walter Broeckx, a referee from Belgium, and a leading light in the Arsenal Benelux supporters club.
Earlier this year Walter approached Arsenal FC with a request for an interview with Thomas Vermaelen, who is (obviously) a compatriot of Walter’s.
Arsenal were incredibly helpful in arranging the interview, and this interview which was conducted (naturally) in Flemish is now appearing on the Arsenal Benelux web site.
I’m really knocked out to say that Walter has agreed to give Untold Arsenal the exclusive rights to the interview in English and it will be published in within the next couple of days.
The interview runs to around 2500 words and covers everything from Vermaelen’s move from school into professional football, his early days at Ajax, the captaincy there, his move to Arsenal, his relationship with Wenger, and his situation today.
As you can imagine, not every question that was posed was answered, not because Vermaelen hid from any of the questioning but because of Arsenal rules as to what could and what could not be asked.
But even though a couple of Walter’s questions were politely put to one side, and you are not going to find any tactical revelations here. But for anyone who is interested in an in-depth history of one of our players, from the Antwerp to Amsterdam and on to London, this is the article you must read.
We’ll be running the interview on 30th April – but in the meanwhile I would like to express my sincere thanks both to Walter and the Arsenal Benelux Supporters Club for giving Untold the chance to carry this interview.
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