Arsenal star ready for Montpellier, Manchester City and Chelsea tests

11:16 17 September 2012

Thomas Vermaelen has taken the captain

Thomas Vermaelen has taken the captain's armband from the departed Robin van Persie. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Arsenal star Thomas Vermaelen is expecting a difficult fortnight as the Gunners look to build on their unbeaten start to the season.

The north Londoners drew with Stoke and Sunderland before beating Liverpool and Southampton.

However, they have a trip to French champions Montpellier before two games against title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

“We have to stay focused because there are a few hard games coming up,” Vermaelen told Arsenal Player.

“We have to play away at Montpellier on Tuesday and then we have Manchester City so it is not going to be easy. It is good for confidence, we are happy today but Tuesday is another game.

“The Champions League is always different so that will be a test as well, especially away from home. Manchester City are the champions from last year so it won’t be easy. We have to go there and play our own game - I am confident we can get a result there.

“The team has a strong bond in the dressing room and outside as well. It feels good. All of the players, especially the guys who came in, look good. Everybody plays with a lot of confidence and that is good.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Ello is the new social network on everyone’s lips, but the question is, why?

Read more

Here are some tips from an expert on how to create the tricky Middle Eastern dessert.

Read more

The man in the moon may have been caused by a long plume of magma deep inside the moon coming to the surface.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Arsenal Quizzes

Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Arsenal legend Tony Adams celebrates a goal against Manchester United at Highbury... will you be celebrating your quiz score? Picture: Allsport

This Arsenal history quiz will seperate the true fans from the rest. Test your knowledge of the Gunners’ illustrious history with 15 tricky teasers from London24.

Read more
Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more

Arsenal Transfer News