Last Updated: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:42
Arsene Wenger wants his Arsenal players to focus on the trip to Reading following the humiliating Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford.
The under-fire Gunners boss had more pressure heaped on his shoulders on Tuesday as the League Two outfit dumped his side out of the competition at the quarter-final stage at Valley Parade.
Thomas Vermaelen cancelled out Garry Thompson's first-half strike with just two minutes left on the clock as the tie was ultimately decided on penalties with the Bantams coming out on top 3-2.
It means the Gunners, who have not won a trophy in over seven years, have only the FA Cup and Champions League to aim for on the silverware front this season, while they face a fight for a top-four Premier League finish to ensure more top European football at the Emirates next term.
However, a frustrated Wenger wants his players to just focus on bouncing back in their next Premier League outing with Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Monday.
He said: "It's disappointing but congratulations to Bradford. They defended well, started stronger than us and in the second half and extra time it was all us but we couldn't convert our chances.
"They defended very well, very deep in their own half, the pitch was a bit slippery and there was no space. We played with a very offensive team and for over an hour played with five strikers but couldn't score.
"Where does it leave our season? To focus on the next game, sport is about that."
Punters can use their free bet to back the Gunners to se this defeat as a springboard to finish the season on a high note.
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