Thomas Vermaelen could be the biggest signing we have made in a long time. There I've said it and I aint taking it back!
Arsenal have been crying out for a dominant defender since the Stone Age. Well, it seems that long ago since Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Martin Keown and co were the defensive lynch pins of the side.
It maybe early days but I'm very impressive by our new Belgian signing and I reckon he has the potential to be as much of a defensive rock as any of the players I have mentioned.
Not only has he impressed me but he has settled into the defence like he has been at the club for years. Not many take to the EPL straight away and Vermaelen has taken to it like I took to Budweiser.
William Gallas was in inspired form last season but even he has raised the bar this campaign. He loves to play alongside a partner who attacks the ball. Vermaelen attacks the ball better than Charles Bronson attacks screws in the nick.
Gallas is playing with a smile on his face and I think Thomas Vermaelen can take some responsibility for this. This is only a good thing for Arsenal and the pair are hitting it off quicker than Usain Bolt.
The signs are that this is as good as a defensive partnership I've seen at Arsenal for many a year and I think that the signing of Thomas Vermaelen could well prove to be the most important purchase Wenger has made in years.
No pressure Thomas!
Keep it Goonerish..........