Proud Vermaelen urges team to keep going


Thomas Vermaelen says he’s proud of the performance Arsenal put in against Man City, and even though it’s very much an outside chance, says they’ll keep going in the Premier League.

The Gunners responded to a difficult week with a big second half performance, and the captain was happy his team responded in the right way.

“I think we should be proud of the mentality we had today,” he said. “We went for the three points today but they’re a good side and you have to be aware of the counter-attack. Their goal was a bit unlucky, but as a team we played well. We need to see after if it’s one point gained or two points lost.”

Questioned about the team’s reported lack of character, Vermaelen said, “I don’t totally agree with that. In every game we’ve tried to work hard and the character and spirit has always been good.

“Of course the results in the big games haven’t been sometimes what we wanted but we showed today we can work hard and play for a result.”

And on the possibility of winning the title after Chelsea dropping points to Crystal Palace, “There’s still a few games left, the Premier League is so tough everyone can win against everybody. It’s not over yet, we still believe in it and there’s still games to play so let’s see.”

While our hopes of the title are really slim, let’s not forget that John Terry’s own goal cost Chelsea the match yesterday.

Re-live it here in GIF format.

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