Thomas Vermaelen has reportedly asked to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. The Belgian defender has reportedly told Gunners boss Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the club in June after struggling for game time this season.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });The 28-yearold Belgian has struggled to displace either of centre-back pairing Per Mertesacker or Laurent Koscielny this season, putting his World Cup place at risk. Vermaelen’s agent has said in Le 10 Sport that the Belgian “told Wenger he wanted to leave Arsenal next summer”. Several clubs are waiting in the wings and ready to pounce with Manchester United leading the way. They are joined by Serie A club Inter Milan and Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg who were reportedly ready to offer ˆ18 million (14.7 million) in the winter transfer window. Vermaelen arrived at Arsenal in 2009 and is generally regarded as one of the best centre backs in the Premier League; however, injury as often blighted his career in north London.