Vermaelen Begs to join Manchester United but Why so Desperate?

Thomas VermaelenArsenal captain Vermaelen is all set to leave Emirates this summer and Manchester United are in the running to secure his services.
Previously, it was reported that the Belgian international has agreed terms with Man United. That might be the case, but United still have to agree fee with Arsenal to complete the deal.
Moreover, the bigger concern is that whether Arsenal will be willing to let another captain join Manchester United after Robin van Persie left in 2012.
According to Metro, gunner defender has begged Arsenal to let him join Manchester United this summer.
As per the provided link, Arsenal rate the Belgian star around $17million.
The question is, why is Thomas Vermaelen so desperate to jump ship and move to Old Trafford.
Understandable that he has been a bench warmer with gunners last season, only made 14 league appearances.
However, with United already having Evans, Jones and are looking for more top quality defenders under Van Gaal, Vermaelen is most likely going to warm the bench there as well.
So what else is left? The Wages?
According to Telegraph, Vermaelen currently earns £70,000 a week at Arsenal whereas United have agreed terms to offer him £100,000 a week.
Whatever the reason might be, Vermaelen’s move to Manchester United will never be taken lightly by the Arsenal supporters who are fed up of seeing their stars join rival teams.
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