Arsene Wenger has lauded today’s inspirational captain, Tomas Rosicky, suggesting that anyone who doesn’t dig what he does is, essentially, dead inside.
The Czech international was a whirlwind of effective effervescence with a goal, an assist, and about 10 other things which made you go ‘ooh’, as well as putting in a shift which would have left younger men gasping for breath.
Speaking afterwards, the Arsenal manager was full of praise for the 34 year old, saying, “He was wonderful. A player we all love. If you love football, you love Rosicky.
“On top of that he’s a fantastic character, scored and I’m very pleased for him.”
After a weekend of shocks which saw Chelsea (haha), Man City (haha) and Sp*rs (hahahahahaha) all knocked out, bookies have suggested that Arsenal are now the favourites for this season’s trophy, but Wenger wouldn’t be drawn in that regard.
“With yesterday’s results you would be a bit cautious. The cup is the cup – what you want is to focus on the next round to go through.
“We have a good experience from last season to know that every round is difficult. The most difficult games were not especially the expected ones last season, so let’s wait for the draw.
“Of course we’ll fight and we want to retain our cup but there’s too long to go.”