By Rob Kelly
Tomas Rosicky believes he has many years left at the highest level - and thinks his previous injury problems could even extend his career.
The 31-year-old has been a revelation this season, delivering a number of high-energy performances as the most advanced member of Arsenal’s midfield trio.
And the Czech Republic international says he has been encouraged by the fact there has been no real change in his fitness statistics since returning from a long-term lay-off in 2009.
“The numbers are very similar. There’s no difference between what I’m doing now and, let’s say, five years ago,” Rosicky told the Official Arsenal Magazine.
“You know, my normal age is 31 but in football years I’m 29 - I lost two years because of injury so let’s just talk about my football age.
“I still believe I have plenty in me - we’ll see how it all goes, but right now I feel great and want to continue this way.”
Rosicky firmly believes he can continue for the foreseeable future, and sees plenty of evidence within the Premier League.
“I can say that I feel very well and I hope I have many years to come,” he said.
“You see players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - what they are producing at their age for Manchester United is great and that’s a real inspiration for me.
“Everything is possible, but of course it will depend on my health.”
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