Rosicky: I've spoken to Cech about Arsenal

EXCLUSIVE: The midfielder was coy when asked if he had tried to persuade his compatriot to move but did admit it is "no secret" that the Chelsea goalkeeper wants to change clubs

GOALEXCLUSIVE   By Greg Stobart     Follow on Twitter
Tomas Rosicky admits he has spoken to Petr Cech about his future and says it is "no secret" that the Chelsea goalkeeper is seeking a summer transfer.

Cech, 33, looks certain to leave the Premier League champions after 11 trophy-laden years and Goal understands he is keen to move to Arsenal having lost his No.1 spot at Stamford Bridge to Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Cech, who would prefer to keep his family in London, and his international team-mate Rosicky expects the Chelsea star to receive several offers in the transfer window.



"I would be lying if I said I didn't speak about it with Petr because it's no secret he wants to change clubs," Rosicky told Goal at the launch of Arsenal’s new Puma kit. "He will have a lot of options to go to a good club."

Pressed on specific conversations about Arsenal, Rosicky added: "Sorry, I won't interfere in that or get into any details."

Rosicky himself is the subject of speculation over his future after falling out of favour at Arsenal towards the end of last season as Arsene Wenger’s side retained the FA Cup and finished third in the Premier League.

The club have triggered a clause to extend Rosicky’s contract until next year but the 34-year-old admits he has been frustrated by his lack of first-team involvement despite making 23 appearances in all competitions in 2014-15.

"I can't be happy with my season because I wasn't playing as much as I would like," he explained.



"Personally, it was disappointing for me. It's frustrating, nobody want to be in the stands. You want to play football, you want to do what you love.

"We've known each other for nine years so I have tremendous respect for Arsene Wenger. He gave me the chance to play for such a fantastic club like Arsenal.

"For all these years, I have shown my loyalty to this club and how I love the club, but not playing at all is difficult for anybody.

"I would like to play more because I love to play football and love Arsenal. I will try to give my best. That's the only thing I can do."

The home replica kit and full collection of fan wear will be available in-store from the 25 June 2015. The home replica kit and training line is available to pre-order now, online at www.puma.com and www.ArsenalDirect.com.