Tomas Rosicky says that although the defeat to Stoke has dealt a blow to Arsenal’s title challenge, the team won’t give up and that he takes some heart from a previous campaign he had with Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking to local media ahead of the Czech Republic’s game against Norway on Wednesday, the zippy midfielder said, “It was a huge loss of points. On the other hand, there are still ten games left.
“In the season in which we won the title with Dortmund, we lost to Kaiserslautern a few rounds before the end and in the dressing room we were talking ‘Well, this is over now.’
“Suddenly, we won all the remaining games and had the title in our hands.”
It’s a tall order, obviously, but who knows what might happen in those final 10 games. Rosicky also touched on his new deal, saying, “Arsene Wenger wants me to stay, he wants our co-operation to continue. I want to stay.
“Hopefully all is sorted out in the next few days. It would be great to play on at Arsenal for another few years.”
While Arsenal have been good to Rosicky, it’s worth mentioning that he has turned down bigger deals with longer contracts from the MLS and smaller European leagues to continue his Arsenal career.
A trophy before he goes would be the icing on that cake.