Tomas Rosicky wants more first-team opportunities at Arsenal

Tomas Rosicky admits he is eager to play more often for Arsenal but insists he respects Arsene Wenger's decisions

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Arsene Wenger signed Tomas Rosicky from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 Photo: The Sport Review

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Tomas Rosicky admits he is eager to play more often for Arsenal but insists he respects Arsene Wenger’s selection decisions.

The 32-year-old has been limited to just seven appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season after struggling with injuries.

But the midfielder insists that he has “nothing to be ashamed of” and is intent on winning back a regular spot in Wenger’s side.

“Naturally, I would like to play more often, that’s for sure,” Rosicky told 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 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.

“Everything else can be sorted out after the season.”

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