Defender Thomas Vermaelen has urged Arsenal to put their San Siro nightmare behind them if they are to get the season back on track with FA Cup victory at Sunderland.

The Gunners were thumped 4-0 by a well-drilled AC Milan side in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, which all but put paid to any hopes of progress.

"We will have to learn our lessons from what happened in Milan, but it is important at times like this to remain mentally strong and focus on the next game," Vermaelen said.

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