Tomas Rosicky says he is eagerly anticipating Arsenal's Grand Slam Sunday showdown against Chelsea.
The Gunners host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium looking to get their Premier League title charge back on track.
And Rosicky can hardly wait for the encounter, labelling it as a 'special game'.
"You can feel the match is getting closer. Everybody keeps talking about it and I am looking forward to it very much," he told iDnes.cz .
"This Sunday is eagerly anticipated in England. When you play against Manchester (United), Liverpool or Chelsea, it is always a special game. Now it is boosted by the fact that the first place is at stake," he continued.
Rosicky also went on to rubbish claims that Arsenal are beginning to waver as the hectic winter schedule begins to unfold.
"They [the critics] rather believe in that, they wish it. We lost our first game; that happens.
"I have to admit we played badly at Middlesbrough. Now, against Chelsea we must show it was an exception," he concluded.