Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is enjoying his season as captain, even more so off the pitch now he has a new missus TV presenter Polly Parsons.

The Sun reported the story, as 28 year old Parsons split with fiancé Sid Owen from Eastenders at the end of April, and was quickly swooped off her feet by Arsenal’s number 5.

Polly Parsons is well known for her presenting role on BBC 3 programme ‘The Real Hustle’, and Vermaelen will be making sure he doesn’t get conned by Parsons, as she enters a relationship with the Belgian just a couple of months after breaking up with Owen.

Whilst Vermaelen may not be as good an actor as Sid Owen, his on the pitch toughness and leadership of the Arsenal back four is sure to have got him into Parsons’ good books.

Our gallery checks out Polly Parsons in action, and it’s fair to say we’re full of praise for Vermaelen!

Click on Miss Parsons below to see her in all her glory