Date: 19th June 2009 at 4:44pm
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Thomas Vermaelen has signed for Arsenal from Dutch side Ajax in what must be one of the quickest Gooner signings in living memory.

This transfer story has only rumbled on for a couple of weeks, seemingly gathering credible pace almost every day as opposed to the usual random bollocks we are accustomed to.

The Belgian defender had claimed only a couple of days ago that he was due to have a medical with The Arsenal today, and he didn’t disappoint. The 23 year old signed on a long term contract for the usual undisclosed fee.

Arsene Wenger was delighted with his latest acquisition ‘Thomas is a great signing for Arsenal Football Club, and we are all delighted that he is joining us. Thomas is a solid performer with good experience of Champions League and UEFA Cup football and is also a regular with the Belgium national team.’

An Arsenal signing in June? Somebody pinch me.