By Joe Brewin

Thomas Vermaelen insists Arsenal try to win every match they play in - whatever the competition.

Arsène Wenger’s side host Manchester City in the Quarter-Finals of the Carling Cup on Tuesday night and the Arsenal manager has to decide which – if any – of his frontline players to rest.

Whichever XI takes to the field, Vermaelen expects them to give 100 per cent.

“We're taking everything seriously,” he said. “If you're at a club like Arsenal you want to win every game. Every game is important and we take everything seriously.

“I don't know who is going to play, maybe it will be a mix and maybe it will be a first team. We haven't talked about it yet.

“Of course I want to play every game because I haven't played too much,” he added. “I think I am able.

“It's up to the boss and it is his decision but I feel good and fit enough to play so we'll see next week.”

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