Report Thomas Vermaelen in Player Ratings Posted June 9, 2009 Re: Thomas Vermaelen Do you think Vermaelen will get a decent rise after Gunner bought him and laid good hope on him? Wenger rarely gets wrong when it comes to young players' date=' doesn't he? I know some posts already put him on the riser list, but just wondering if he's capable of rising more than 1 or 2.[/quote']No, he won't rise just b/c he moved to Arsenal. The Eredivisie is currently a very very poor league and Ajax has come off a disappointing season, so it's really quite a gamble for Wenger to take brining in this type of player. Wenger really needed to spend 15-20 million on a 30 year old central defender. I especially don't understand this move as Senderos is currently still on Arsenal's books.