Tomas Rosicky hopeful of Arsenal Premier League title challenge
Tomas Rosicky is hoping the stability at Arsenal can help the Gunners mount a Premier League title challenge this season
Tomas Rosicky is hoping the stability at Arsenal can help the Gunners mount a Premier League title challenge this season.
The Gunners are the only side in last season’s top four not to have changed their manager ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.
Arsenal have also managed to hold on to their key players this summer before smashing their transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a £42.5m deal.
And Rosicky believes the contenders for the title will be the same as last season – but is hopeful Arsenal can force their way back into contention.
“It will be the same as last year – Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea,” Rosicky told Arsenal’s website.
“Every year is the same. Maybe the little advantage for us will be the stability we have with the manager. It could take time for the new managers at those clubs to settle. It might take a while for them to get their ideas over to the players and get the correct style of play within the team. At Manchester United though you don’t need to change much to be successful.
“But it is a change though, and you never know. Every change can be tricky and I believe the stability we have can help us.”
The 32-year-old midfielder continued: “I think it’s the first time in my Arsenal career that we didn’t lose anyone in the summer.
“There hasn’t been a main departure so I think already that will benefit us greatly.
“The chemistry in the team is very important and that’s what we have here. You could see at the end of last season that the team really fought for each other – that’s a good characteristic to have within the side.”