On Tuesday afternoon Thomas Vermaelen met the media at the Club's training ground to look ahead to Wednesday's Champions League Quarter-Final with Barcelona.

The Arsenal TV Online cameras were there and subscribers can watch the Belgian's press conference in full now.

Vermaelen discussed: 

  • taking on the European champions
  • the quality of Barcelona's squad
  • if he is nervous
  • the 2006 final
  • playing the first leg at home
  • Cesc Fabregas
  • not playing an English team
  • bouncing back
  • playing in the big game
  • his centre-back partners
  • the prospect of facing Lionel Messi...
  • ... and former team-mates Maxwell and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • his first season at Arsenal
  • the importance of keeping a clean sheet
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30 Mar 2010