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.

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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