Arsenal hit by Thomas Vermaelen calf injury blow

15 April 2010 12:07
Arsenal's slim title chances have suffered another crushing blow after defender Thomas Vermaelen was today ruled out for 'two to three weeks' after suffering a calf injury in last night's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.

The Belgium international had to be replaced after just 19 minutes at White Hare Lane and joins fellow first choice centre-half William Gallas on the sidelines.

Injury blow: Crocked Thomas Vermaelen will miss the next two to three weeks

'Certainly it is a calf strain. (He will be out for) two to three weeks,' said Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, speaking to the club's official website.

  Vermaelen has been an ever-present for the Gunners since his £10million arrival from Ajax last summer, missing only one Premier League game this season and that was due to suspension, absent during last month's 1-0 win over Wolves.

Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre are expected to continue their partnership at the back, with Vermaelen a certainty to miss this weekend's trip to lowly Wigan and the club's Emirates clash against fourth place Manchester City on April 24.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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