Tomas Rosicky looked on course for winning the Premier League in his second season with the Gunners – but back in 2007/08 his injury during the run in, along with those to Eduardo and Robin van Persie derailed Arsenal’s assault on the title. A championship winner with both Sparta Prague and Borussia Dortmund however, Tomas knows what it takes to clear the final hurdle and, speaking exclusively last week, insisted that Arsenal have what it takes to stay the course this year.

The Accelerator
The Accelerator

“There will be some bumps in the road but that is to be expected,” says the 33 year-old. “I won the league in Germany and that was even more up and down than it is here. You cannot expect to have no obstacles during the season. The most important thing for me is to show fight and hunger for the title. It will not always be smooth football that helps you beat teams.”

And Tomas knows that, to get the right results over the final 12 league games, Arsène Wenger’s men will have to have a winning attitude – right from the whistle.

“When we went to Southampton and Liverpool recently, the big difference was that their opening spell was much more aggressive than us. Basically, if we don’t match our opponents’ fighting spirit and aggression, we can’t expect to win every game just based on our football skills. It doesn’t work like that. I am not worried about it though, because we have shown that plenty of times this season. I know this team is capable of doing it.”

(culled from Arsenal Newsletter)