By Chris Harris

Tomas Rosicky admits he probably won't be taking a penalty any time soon after Samir Nasri's spot-kick success on Tuesday night.

The Czech midfielder fired over the bar from 12 yards at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, a miss that was compounded by a late Sunderland equaliser. But Rosicky was off the pitch at White Hart Lane when Arsenal were awarded two penalties in their Carling Cup win over Tottenham.

Rosicky could afford himself a wry smile as Nasri stepped up twice in four minutes to beat Stipe Pletikosa and put the Third Round tie beyond Spurs' reach. And the 29-year-old thinks it could be a while before he is put on the spot again.

"He [Nasri] took both penalties great so I think [I will stand down]," said Rosicky.

"I took the ball [against Sunderland] and spoke with Samir and Marouane Chamakh and they both weren’t sure about it - so I said I will take it.

"But Samir took them well against Tottenham so that’s the end of the story I would say."

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22 Sep 2010