Arsenal's Vermaelen out of Fulham clash

Arsenal's injury-plagued centre-back Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out of tomorrow's Premier League match with Fulham.

The 26-year-old Belgium captain, who missed most of last season through injury, strained a calf in the 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers yesterday.

Arsenal's win saw them move into fourth place, nine points behind leaders Manchester City, who play Sunderland later today.