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Vermaelen hails Arsenal for recovering from Cup shambles

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen was delighted with victory over Reading after last week's shambles at Bradford City.

It was a missed penalty from Vermaelen which saw Arsenal lose their Capital One Cup shoot-out at Bradford.

The Belgian defender, however, maintains the squad were determined to put that bitter disappointment behind them as soon as possible.

"You can't stand still too long with a defeat like that - you just learn from it and move on," he said.

"We had a lot to prove. A lot of people questioned us and maybe that's normal, but we wanted to perform against Reading and we did that."

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