Petr Cech says he’s confident that Tomas Rosicky will be back on the pitch soon for Arsenal, and in spite of some rumblings to the contrary, believes his Czech international teammate will stay at the club.
Rosicky, who turned 35 last week, has been sidelined due to knee surgery, and had expressed disappointment at the lack of playing time towards the end of last season. However, the former Chelsea goalkeeper is confident the midfielder will remain at the club and they can team up domestically also and says he’s a crucial member of the squad.
“I believe he will stay in Arsenal,” he said ahead of this week’s international fixtures. “He is a very important part of the team due to his experience and what he can bring into the game.
“It was hard for me to judge his position in the past when I was in Chelsea. But now I can see how much his teammates respect him.
“He is one of the longest serving, he has his position in the squad. Everyone knows that whenever he plays, he will help the team. Tomas is continuing with his convalescence really well. He will be able to jump straight into the team relatively soon.”
Cech also spoke about being left out of the Champions League line-ups for David Ospina, his start to the season, and much more.
You can read a full translation of the interview by Reddit user Lathaen, right here.