Rosicky turns to cup
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky already has his sights set on the Carling Cup final.
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky already has his sights set on Sunday's Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
Rosicky featured in Tuesday night's 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven but he is now ready to put that disappointment behind him as his side prepare for the clash with their Premiership rivals at The Millennium Stadium.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has not yet revealed what side he will be fielding for the clash.
"In the next few days we will be preparing in London, we are going to Cardiff on Saturday. It is not yet clear which players are going to Cardiff," Rosicky told his official website.
"The coach has already mentioned that the young players who have helped Arsenal reach the final will be given a chance to play. The squad could be very different to the one that played on Wednesday.
"I would not like to take any guesses about Sunday's game, especially when it is not clear who will play. Nevertheless I believe we will manage it as well as we have done through the competition, no matter which squad is picked."
Rosicky also believes the Chelsea defence is stronger following the return of Petr Cech and John Terry.
"Chelsea were resolving more changes when they were out. It is true though that their return has set the defence at ease which is clear to see in their last results," he added.
The 26-year-old admits he was left rueing his side's missed chances against PSV as their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals were dealt a blow.
"It is true we had a lot of chances to decide the match or at least to go ahead in the first half," Rosicky said.
"Maybe that is why the goal surprised us so much and why we were not able to answer to it. The easiness from the first half of the match went all at once, we are very disappointed about it."