The Gunners captain started the season as Arsene Wenger's first-choice centre-back but ended it watching the late climb to Champions League qualification from the bench.
Vermaelen's time at the Emirates Stadium has been disrupted by injury, but the 27-year-old Belgian denies he could be on the move in the transfer window.
"I'm happy at Arsenal. I didn't play much and that was frustrating, but things can turn around quickly," he told Ad.nl.
"I was on the bench, but I could just as quickly be playing again. I'm working hard to make that happen.
"These are things that happen in professional football. Arsenal are a great club where there is a lot of competition."
Arsenal only secured their place in next season's Champions League with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle on the final day of the campaign, pipping rivals Tottenham to fourth place by a single point.
It completed a fine end of season rally from the Gunners whose 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane on March 3 left them five points adrift of the top four and seven short of third-placed Spurs.
However, club great Thierry Henry believes the team's celebrations after their victory over Newcastle were ill-judged if they were motivated by qualifying for Europe's elite competition.
Henry, who fired 174 goals for Arsenal during his eight years in north London, insists their ambition must be to win the Premier League title.
"Putting Tottenham out of the top four - and I really do hope that's what they were celebrating about - that's the only thing you can celebrate," the New York Red Bulls forward told Sky Sports.
"If you're an Arsenal man through and through that's like winning something.
"I said it when we did to them in 2006. It wasn't the fact that we qualified for the Champions League, it was because we kicked them out of it and we went in.
"Yes, they finished in the top four but there is only one champion - Man United.
"I'm a competitor so that's the only thing I will remember from the season - Man United won the league. You're going to have to do better than United did this year.
"Chelsea I'm sure are thinking about the same thing right now, or Man City.
"Tottenham are going to think, 'how can we come back into the top four?' All the teams are going to be thinking, 'how can we win this title?"