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posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport

Reading 1-3 Arsenal

ARSENAL have their eye on a cup double following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Reading that sent out a message to the remaining teams, according to the impressive Jemma Rose.

With Chelsea eliminated earlier in the day, Pedro Martinez Losa’s side knew that the League Cup became that much easier to retain.

And despite a goalless first half, a quick brace from Vicky Losada and followed by a Fara Williams strike was enough to send the Gunners into the quarter-finals.

With the FA Cup in the trophy cabinet, this season is increasingly looking like a successful one for the north London side.

Despite not getting onto the scoresheet, Rose was pleased with the win given what had happened just a few hours earlier.

“It’s good to finish off with a 3-1 win,” she said.

“We’re a little disappointed that we conceded but the Chelsea result earlier showed that everyone ups their game in this competition. For us to come away with a 3-1 win, we’re very happy.

“We definitely controlled the game until about the 80th minute, then we started to look a bit tired. You’ve got to manage players and just get the best out of them.

“We said we were unfortunate to be 0-0 at half-time, we had about four clear-cut chances that we should’ve put away but we were more ruthless in front of goal in the second half and showed what we are capable of.

“Fara has shown what an amazing player she is in training, and she’s just a brilliant person to have around the place. Her performance in the second half was fantastic.”