Thomas Vermaelen could hardly have wished for a better Premier League debut.

The Belgian defender slotted in seamlessly to Arsenal's back four on Saturday and capped an outstanding individual display with a headed goal in that 6-1 win over Everton.

Subscribers can now watch our exclusive post-match interview with Thomas. He discussed:

  • an incredible debut
  • his first taste of the Premier League
  • how it differs from Dutch football
  • his first-half goal
  • working on set-pieces in training
  • his partnership with William Gallas
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16 Aug 2009