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Vertonghen admits Arsenal interest

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11:26 AM ET 03.18 | Ajax defender and captain Jan Vertonghen has admitted his interest in Arsenal and stated that he would welcome a move to the north London club. The 24-year-old Belgian has impressed for Ajax this season and become the subject of increased transfer speculation, but he has highlighted his preferred destination.

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March 18, 2012  01:58 PM ET

He could be reunited with Thomas Vermaelen, looks great ... love it

March 18, 2012  06:58 PM ET

Holy cow, Madrid drew at the Bernabeu. Eight points behind, with a classico to go at Camp Nou. Dim ray of hope, here we come!

March 18, 2012  07:16 PM ET

rumor: meh. don't think he would displace vermaelen or koscielny.

el classico: sure i hate madrid, but i hate barcelona more.

March 18, 2012  07:16 PM ET

and Duke goes down for the dirt nap!

March 19, 2012  07:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

rumor: meh. don't think he would displace vermaelen or koscielny.el classico: sure i hate madrid, but i hate barcelona more.

Francoista!

</Barca fan mode>

March 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

rumor: meh. don't think he would displace vermaelen or koscielny.el classico: sure i hate madrid, but i hate barcelona more.

Vertonghen could play in the middle and Vermaelen can move over to left back.

March 19, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Vertonghen could play in the middle and Vermaelen can move over to left back.

Yes, but what signing a left back (or moving a center back to left back) do to Kieran Gibbs' development?

</Wenger mode>

March 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yes, but what signing a left back (or moving a center back to left back) do to Kieran Gibbs' development? </Wenger mode>

IMO Gibbs has been less than impressive... when he has not been injured.

March 19, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

IMO Gibbs has been less than impressive... when he has not been injured.

Yeah, just having some fun with you, in the old fn tradition of bashing each others' teams. The reference was to an actual quote from Wenger last summer, shortly before he signed Andre Santos.

March 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah, just having some fun with you, in the old fn tradition of bashing each others' teams. The reference was to an actual quote from Wenger last summer, shortly before he signed Andre Santos.

Well played..

Mike and Mike said this morning only one person on the ESPN bracket tournament has all sweet sixteen teams correct... that 1 out of 6.5 million.

March 19, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Well played..Mike and Mike said this morning only one person on the ESPN bracket tournament has all sweet sixteen teams correct... that 1 out of 6.5 million.

I have 8 of the Sweet 16 left. My bracket has more holes in it than Arsenal's set piece defense.

March 19, 2012  10:30 AM ET

I have 10.

#### G-town and Bayern for losing to NC State.

March 19, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I have 10. #### G-town and Bayern for losing to NC State.

I haven't looked at my bracket since the tournament started.

March 19, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I haven't looked at my bracket since the tournament started.

I'm running the office pool so I had to check last night... it was a little depressing.

March 19, 2012  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm running the office pool so I had to check last night... it was a little depressing.

Florida State killed mine last night.

March 19, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Basketball is dead to me.

March 19, 2012  12:30 PM ET

Watched Barcelona embarrass Sevilla and Bayern demolish Hertha. With those results you would think I was a Sevilla and Hertha fan...

March 19, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Also, watched the Napoli / Udinese tie. That was a gut-wrencher. Not convinced we earned the point, but I will take it all the same.

March 19, 2012  12:45 PM ET

RSL leads the power rankings.

 
March 19, 2012  12:46 PM ET

Typical FN. Slowing down, freezing... ****!

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