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Vermaelen: 'I have made mistakes'

March 21, 2013
By ESPN staff
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has defended his form this season by suggesting it is only normal for players to suffer peaks and troughs.

Vermaelen, who joined Arsenal from Ajax in 2009, was elevated to club skipper in the summer following Robin van Persie's decision to leave for Manchester United. But the responsibility of the armband has weighed heavily on the Belgian international and he has not matched the form of his first seasons at the Emirates.

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