When Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson curled in the free-kick on Sunday against us, midfielder Tomas Rosicky was seen ‘laughing’ as the ball sailed into the net. At that moment, many Arsenal fans and the commentators were asking, “why on earth would he be laughing if we have just had a goal scored against us?”
Rosicky has come out and explained himself, he said, “I was laughing? That’s not laughter because, to be honest, when he took the ball immediately I was thinking about the situation when Rooney scored at Old Trafford.
“That wasn’t a laugh – it was a desperate laugh that such a screamer would be scored again. I don’t have to turn around. When I see his face and he is celebrating, why should I turn around? I have been here six years and anyone who thinks I would laugh at that . . . for people to take it that way is frankly unbelievable.”