Rosicky pleased with draw
Tomas Rosicky believes Arsenal's Champions League tie with Barca brings together two of Europe's most stylish sides.
Last Updated: 19/03/10 10:53pm
Tomas Rosicky believes Arsenal's UEFA Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona brings together two of Europe's most stylish clubs.
Friday's draw pitted together arguably the two most aesthetically pleasing sides on the continent in a rerun of the 2006 final.
Thierry Henry faces his former side in what is sure to be an emotional tie for the Frenchman, while Cesc Fabregas plays against the club with whom he was schooled.
The Gunners host Pep Guardiola's Spanish and European champions in the first leg on 31st March before facing a difficult return meeting on 6th April.
Rosicky, back to full fitness and in good form, is confident the two clubs will serve up an affair to remember.
"Fans should really be looking forward to this tie as it will be a crowd-puller," he told www.ismfootball.com.
"Both sides have the same football philosophy and desire to entertain football fans. Naturally, the players are looking forward to it as well."
With Rosicky now firing on all cylinders and Cesc Fabregras and Nicklas Bendtner back after niggles, the Czech schemer is encouraged by an almost clean bill of health. Although, he admits he would like to see long-term absentee Robin van Persie back in action.
"Definitely (it's encouraging), although we would love to have Robin back in action now," he added.
"As for me, I am ready to play this Saturday. My absence in the Hull game was not caused by any big trouble - just slight pain in my groin, but now I'm fit."