Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky has made it very clear that the Gunners are paying no attention to media criticism that injuries and inconsistency will see their title push fall short, telling Sky Sports that he doesn't care what the media think of his team.
Rosicky kept the Gunners very much in a four-way fight for the Premier League crown with the only goal in yesterday's North London derby at White Hart Lane, slamming home a fierce drive from distance just two minutes into the match.
Arsene Wenger's men are now just four points behind league leaders Chelsea, who they face this Saturday, with a game in-hand despite losing key men Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil for significant periods of the campaign.
The Czech maestro believes that Arsenal have the inner strength to make sure a strong campaign ends with silverware on two fronts, despite criticism that they fall short in matches against their title rivals.
His plain message to media stated: "You cannot influence what the people around you are saying. I mean no disrespect to you [the media], but I absolutely don't care what you are saying - don't take it negatively, but it is like that.
"Only what counts is that you come to the pitch and win the game, if you don't win the game, obviously you are right.
"The only thing that you can influence is on the pitch, the truth is on the pitch, nothing else matters."
Rosicky has strengthened his position as a firm fan favourite at the Emirates this season by scoring twice against Spurs, with Arsenal beating their fierce local rivals three times this term without conceding a single goal.
The 33-year-old's stunning strike was the perfect way to celebrate signing a two-year contract extension, which if completed will take him to a decade in Arsenal colours.