Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen: His Achilles Heel Is His Achilles Heel

Alan Duffy

6th, September 2011


By Alan Duffy

Arsenal physio Colin “Shipman” Lewin has been at it again for Arsenal, with Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen the victim this time around.

According to reports, the centre-half has been ruled out for two months after having yet another operation on his troublesome left heel. This latest injury blow comes after Jack Wilshere’s return to action was recently put back until December.

German giant Per Mertesacker was no doubt bought to partner Vermaelen in defence but will, instead, have to make do with Laurent Koscielny as his defensive chum for the near future.

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  1. fafaf says:

    Colin “Shipman” Lewin

    That was brilliant :D

    An Arsenal fan told me once there was actually an internal inquiry over the number of injuries and found nothing wrong.

  2. Aaron says:

    I think I’d rather go to a hook-handed, illiterate doctor in Tijuana then be checked up by an Arsenal physio.

  3. melga says:

    it’s actually the other leg this time. hopefully he wont be out as long as last time. pity mertesacker needed a few games with him, just to settle into the premier league.

  4. Papi says:

    Sucks for Mister Mertesacker. Koscielny generally fails.

  5. AussieGooner says:

    WOW…are the Arsenal staff really that crap? Sack them all & bring in the local View Club aerobic instructors & Zulu witch doctors.

  6. syndex says:

    They need to buy some players with a decent injury record like Mikel.. oh bugger

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