Rosicky wants Arsenal stay
Tomas Rosicky wants to stay at Arsenal and has been given assurances from Arsene Wenger.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 30/06/11 8:54pm
Reports may suggest that Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy are set to leave Arsenal this summer, but Tomas Rosicky wants to stay at Emirates Stadium.
The midfielder has one year left on his contract with the Premier League club, however, it has been speculated that boss Arsene Wenger has grown tired of the Czech's regular injury and illness problems.
Rosicky, though, has had his tonsils removed this summer because doctors believed they were the cause of numerous viral infections which have limited his availability for selection.
And, unlike Fabregas, who has been wanted by Barcelona for several years, and Manchester City targets Nasri and Clichy, the 30-year-old has pledged his commitment to Arsenal after receiving assurances from Wenger.
Rosicky told iDNES.cz: "I don't want to go somewhere where I would have it easier and where even the ordinary life would be easier for me. I want to achieve something with Arsenal.
"On Monday, I am starting pre-season with Arsenal. Before vacation I was speaking with coach Wenger and he told me he counted on my services and that there was no intention of selling me."
Rosicky has also yet to give up hope that Fabregas will stay at Arsenal, despite European champions Barcelona appearing to be set to complete a £35million deal.
Asked about the future of his club captain, Rosicky said: "I was talking to him on the phone recently, but I don't know.
"Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell. I would like to see him stay because he is a good mate as well as an excellent football player."