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."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source