'Good luck captain' - Ozil, Ramsey & more bid farewell to Vermaelen

Gervinho, Podolski, Vermaelen, Mertesacker Celebrate

The Arsenal stars paid tribute to their former skipper on Twitter after confirmation of his move to Barcelona.

Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey led the way as the Gunners bade farewell to Thomas Vermaelen, whose move to Barcelona has been completed.

The Belgian has signed for the Spanish giants on a five-year deal, with reports suggesting that Barca have paid £15 million for his services.

The sale may prompt Arsene Wenger to re-enter the market for a new defender.

Vermaelen, however, has not been forgotten quite yet at the Emirates, with his former team-mates wishing their former captain good luck ahead of his move on Twitter.

Podolski, in particular, says he will remember the 28-year-old as a 'top guy,' while Welshman Ramsey says he will remember the pair's regular rounds of golf.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright, meanwhile, even tweeted Vermaelen with the message that it was a 'pity' he couldn't stay and fight for his place in Wenger's side.

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