The Arsenal players are understandably disappointed with the result against Manchester City yesterday, and none more so than our Belgian captain Thomas Vermaelen. The 27-year old knows that they should have defended better and they will need to start the game against Swansea much better on Wednesday to avoid a repeat of that disappointment, but he is confident that the Gunners will triumph.
“There are a lot of big, big fixtures coming up against good teams, big games.
“We wanted to have a good start, and that is why it is more disappointing that we could not get a good result.
“But against Swansea, I am confident the group will respond on this defeat, and I’m confident that we can get a result on Wednesday.”
Vermaelen will take a lot of positives from the way that Arsenal came back in to the game against City, and the way that the home crowd responded to their efforts. The players will focus on that before the FA cup game, and if they carry on in that manner, then we should be in to the next round.
“That can give us a massive boost, that they’re behind us, and they did that through the whole game. It was difficult for us, because we had 10 men, and for them as well, but they supported us through the whole game.”
So far this season, Arsenal have bounced back well from poor performances and bad results, which bodes well for Wednesday. The team owes the fans and they are determined to give us something to cheer about against Swansea.