Rosicky: I'm the Man to End Silverware Drought

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Byline: James Olley Football Correspondent, in Liege

TOMAS ROSICKY today claimed he can be the creative spark to help Arsenal finally end their four-year search for a trophy.

The Czech midfielder made his first start at club level in 20 months as the Gunners came from two goals down to beat Standard Liege 3-2 at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Although Rosicky is some way from finding his best form after suffering persistent hamstring and knee problems, the 28-year-old believes he can play a major part in securing the club's first silverware since 2005. He said: "It was a great feeling when I came back and I got a great reception from the supporters.

"I am fired up to win a trophy and enjoying being back. It's good that I can be part of this team again.

"If you are out for so long, like I was, it is very frustrating. But that is behind me already and I am just enjoying the time I am fit.

"The boss has another option with me in the creative part of the game and he still has Samir Nasri [broken leg] to come back. Offensively we are very strong and I can help with that.

"I have to take things step by step. I played an hour for the national team, then 30 minutes at Manchester City and now 70 minutes here. …


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