I do not understand Belgian FA allowing Thomas Vermaelen to play 90 minutes in their friendly on Wednesday. They have not qualified for Euro 2012, they had a centre-back on the bench who did not play at all.
We played sunday against Tottenham, and this saturday against Liverpool at 12.45, and next tuesday against Milan. How can a player play 4 tough games in this short spell? The obvious answer was that he does not play for his country. His club are more important, we pay his wages, we are one of the top four teams in the world, sorry one of the top four teams in England (at the moment).
This is typical of Belgium, they could not even elect a government for almost three years. I say we delete Belgium from World football, and off the map. Thomas will be much fresher for Arsenal.