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Vermaelen could miss out on the World Cup
Vermaelen could miss out on the World Cup.

4. Thomas Vermaelen – Arsenal

He might be Arsenal's captain, but Thomas Vermaelen now runs the risk of not making it into the Belgium squad for the 2014 World Cup finals after failing to leave the Emirates Stadium.

The effectiveness of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker's defensive partnership means Vermaelen has very little chance of establishing himself as one of the Gunners' first-choice centre-backs during the second half of the 2013/14 campaign.

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