Tomas Rosicky has again admitted his disappointment at the lack of playing time, but says he’s ready to fight for a place in the team and to help Arsenal win the Premier League next season.
The Czech international sounded particularly vexed last week when speaking in his native country, but at last night’s launch for the new kit he sounded a lot more positive about his situation despite his unhappiness.
“My focus is here,” he said. “I have another year left on my contract. It was a difficult time for me. It’s never easy when you are not playing at all and you end the season in the stands.
“Is there a frustration? Of course there is a frustration because I think I can still help the team to be better.
“On the other side I have been here nine years and I have always said I love the club. I don’t think I have to prove to anyone how I feel about Arsenal and how loyal I am to this club.
“Of course it’s not going well for me at the moment. It’s disappointing but I will not give up easy. I will fight.”
And he says the team must carry the momentum of the FA Cup win and general good form into next season.
“Every player realises we have to carry on that momentum,” he said.
“We don’t want to just be third and win the FA Cup. Obviously, it’s a solid season when you win the FA Cup. You could see the progress in the team after December.
“Consistency is key for any title challenge and that is what we have to show through the whole of next season. The potential is there for this side to challenge for the title.”
Once again it’s the theme of every recent interview, the players want to do better – Nacho Monreal mentions it in this extensive piece here – so let’s hope the club back them and do what’s required to make a real title challenge possible.