Arsenal star seeking regular football
The Czech Republic international has missed much of the current campaign with an Achilles injury, but has returned to the first-team in recent weeks.
His fitness woes have limited him to just nine appearances across all competitions and no Premier League starts.
But, Rosicky is optimistic that he can play regularly between now and the end of the season, and is hopeful that manager Arsene Wenger will put his faith in him:
“Naturally, I would like to play more often, that’s for sure,” he is quoted by Sky Sports via CTK.
“I feel very well, the results in fitness tests were the same as they were in previous seasons when I played regularly.
“When the coach picks me, I go along with all the tactical tasks and I think I have nothing to be ashamed of.
“It’s the manager’s team and I fully respect his decisions. I cannot do anything else other than train properly and wait for a chance.”
The 32-year-old went on to say that the club’s European fate is much more important than his desire to perform regularly:
“The team has had problems so there’s no space or time to complain that someone is not playing. To me, personally, the most important thing is that the club which I love finishes in a position where we can compete in the Champions League.”
Rosicky has endured an injury-plagued spell in North London since his 2006 arrival from Borussia Dortmund.
He has managed just over 100 appearances in the red shirt, but has struggled to fulfil the potential he had as a youngster