Rosicky not getting carried away
Tomas Rosicky is not getting carried away by Arsenal's position at the top of the Premier League.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 27/12/10 3:10pm
Tomas Rosicky is not getting carried away by Arsenal's position at the top of the Premier League ahead of Monday's clash with second-placed Manchester United.
Arsene Wenger's club have infamously failed to win a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup, but they are well placed to end that drought as the second half of the current season approaches.
A slightly nervous midweek win over Partizan Belgrade booked a spot in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, while the Gunners will also face Ipswich in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.
At the same time, Arsenal lead the way in the Premier League title race ahead of their trip to Old Trafford, but Rosicky, who moved to England in 2006, is keeping his feet on the floor.
"Naturally, our fans have relished seeing us at the top, but I don't think any of us are getting carried away as we are not even past the half-way point of the season," the midfielder told his official website.
"There is still a long way to go. It's going to be a massive game (against United) as we can steal points from our closest title rivals, but even so there is still a lot of games to be played afterwards."
Rosicky added with regards to the often decisive festive fixture-list: "People say that the spell over Christmas will decide about the rest of the season.
"From my own experience, I know that it is not always true. In the last season we did very well during that time, but got into a crisis in February.
"It is a lot of fixtures and a lot will depend on how the players can cope with it."