Belgium defender confident of progression against Swansea.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is confident that the North Londoners will overcome Swansea City in their FA Cup third-round replay at the Emirates.
The two top-flight sides played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in South Wales in the first tie, with the home side needing a late strike to force a replay.
However, the Belgium international, who did not feature at the Liberty stadium, is keen for his side to progress to a fourth-round tie at Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion, especially given the fact that Arsenal have not won a trophy since claiming the FA Cup way back in 20005.
“Looking at the Swansea game in its entirety, I think we deserved to win. We had plenty of chances and I don’t think anybody could have complained if we had gone through to the next round,” Vermaelen said.
“At 2-1 up that late in the game, you would like to see it through.
“It is never nice to concede in the final few minutes, but we will look forward to the replay and feel that our FA Cup destiny lies in our own hands.”
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