Because of the unlucky rupture of his thigh muscle against Burnley last month, it is highly unlikely that our Czech Republic international star Tomas Rosicky would be able to get enough Premier League appearances this season to get a winner’s medal, assuming that the Gunners do not go on to blow this chance of winning it.
That does not stop Rosicky from wanting his team mates to finish the job though, and he also believes that we still have what it takes despite the disappointment of the last four league games which have yielded just three points. Talking to Arsenal Player this week, the 35-year old tried to encourage his team mates to believe in the quality that is in the dressing room by stating that we do have the tools for a title win.
As well as the quality on offer, Rosicky talked up the strong team spirit and togetherness at the club and suggested that the only thing that was likely to stop us keeping up the title challenge was if the players let the recent run get into their heads and stop them playing as we know they can.
He said, “Although we have had a bad spell because we have not won for four games, the performances haven’t been bad at all. In the game against Southampton we had plenty of chances and the performance was alright, but we have to show more killer instinct.
“We cannot expect that we will have so many chances in every game. What’s important though is that we don’t panic. There are plenty of games in front of us. All the big teams are playing against each other so it will be very interesting and I believe we have what it takes to win the league this year.
“It’s one of the best [Arsenal sides I have played in] because we have some world-class players here. I feel we have what it takes to win the league but we are not allowed to have any more slip ups.
“The spirit in our dressing room was always right. Whichever new player came into the dressing room always felt welcomed because the spirit was always good.
“It’s very important that, even when you have a rough spell which you will definitely have in a season, you stay positive, don’t panic, analyse everything in the right way and believe you have what it takes to win the league. I do.”
He does, do you?