Arsenal won’t want to give up Thomas Vermaelen to a local rival, but the Belgian very much looks set to be another addition at Old Trafford later this summer.
The Arsenal captain has struggled for games at the Emirates and sees a move to Old Trafford as an opportunity to kick start his career. United could possibly buy two centre-backs this summer, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling struggling with both inconsistency and injury. Vermaelen, in that event, would be seen as the cheaper, experienced addition.
If he can get back to his best, the Belgian international would be a very good signing for United.