Rosicky seeking silverware
Arsenal playmaker happy at Emirates
By Vasek Kadlec. Last Updated: August 10, 2010 10:08am
Tomas Rosicky hopes to pick up his first trophy since joining Arsenal this season but admits lessons must be learned from last term.
The Gunners last claimed a major piece of silverware in 2005, with Rosicky arriving from Borussia Dortmund the following year.
The Czech Republic player, currently preparing for an international friendly against Latvia, believes it will be tough to take the Premier League title this term.
But he was encouraged by Arsenal's pursuit of top spot last season, even though they could not quite keep pace with Chelsea and Manchester United during the latter stages of the campaign.
Asked if Arsenal could claim a trophy, Rosicky told sport.cz: "I hope we will manage that at last.
"During my Arsenal spell the last season was the closest we got to the Premier League title.
"But then at the end of it we made errors which Chelsea and Manchester United simply don't do, and if we want to win the league we have to learn our lessons."
Rosicky expects Manchester City to challenge for honours after being more active in the transfer market than any of their rivals.
He said: "The biggest candidates should be, as always, Chelsea and Manchester United. And after their big signings, also Manchester City."
Rosicky's future has been the subject of some speculation this summer and there have been reports of interest from German clubs.
Despite being flattered by the transfer talk, Rosicky maintains that he is happy at Arsenal and plans to stay 'as long as the club want him'.
"It (speculation) is a normal thing in the football business," he said.
"I must thank everyone for showing interest because it flatters me, but I must repeat myself - I am satisfied to be with Arsenal.
"And as long as the club want me to stay, I am not interested in moving elsewhere."
Rosicky's versatility in the attacking positions makes him a useful option for Arsene Wenger but he is not sure where he will be asked to play this season.
"I don't know, we will see. In pre-season the coach used me on the right, in the centre but also on the left," he explained.
"I simply played everywhere and am curious myself to see where I will be playing."