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 2013 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 22 Sep 2010