By Rob Kelly

Tomas Rosicky says he is loving life in the current Arsenal team because the more youthful members of the side make him “feel young”.

The 31-year-old has been in superb form in recent months and has flourished alongside the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alex Song.

While Rosicky is happy to take on a mentoring role as one of the more senior members of the squad, he admits he is getting a lot from the younger crop too.

“This is still a group of very young players who need to have players they can grow next to,” he told Arsenal Player.

“For me, it is fun to be with the young guys because they make me feel young as well!”

Rosicky says he is happy to hand out advice to the rest of the team, having learned a lot over the course of his career.

“Sometimes the heat of the moment can get to you - you want it so much, so badly, that it will affect your performance,” he said. “It can make you tense and not relaxed like you had been.

“I was like that at a young age, I got caught up in the heat of the moment many times. When you go through your career and the difficult moments, you know how to cope with that.

“Sometimes success is closer than you think. When you have negative experiences during the season it can affect your future. It is difficult but you have to try not to be affected by negative stuff and fight through it.”

See the full interview with Tomas on Arsenal Player.

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21 Mar 2012