The Arsenal defender is hoping he can overcome a groin injury in time for Belgium's friendly with the Three Lions at Wembley on Saturday and is hoping to face club mate Walcott.
The Arsenal defender has been sidelined with a groin injury recently, but is desperate to play for his country against club colleagues Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"I've been struggling for a few weeks now with my groin," Vermaelen told Sky Sports News. "Of course, it's a friendly game, but it's a big game for us against England at Wembley.
"Everybody wants to play in that game and I'm doing everything to get fit to play in that game."
Vermaelen believes that his familiarity with the Premier League will help him and his countrymen when they take on Roy Hodgson's side at Wembley on Saturday.
"I think everybody watches a lot of the English games in the national team so I'm not worried," he added. "Everybody knows the players from England and everybody knows the quality, so it's not a big problem."
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