Arsene Wenger is hoping Tomas Rosicky can have a similar impact on the team to the one he had in the second half of last season.
The Czech international was instrumental in Arsenal overturning the gap that Sp*rs fans insisted that we mind, but unfortunately picked up a serious Achilles injury during Euro 2012 and has hardly featured this season.
In fact, he’s made just 4 appearances, playing a total of 114 minutes in this season so far, but the midfielder is back in the squad for tomorrow’s FA Cup clash with Brighton and the manager is looking for his return to lift the team.
“He had a great impact last year in our comeback from February until May,” Wenger said. “Hopefully he’ll do that again this season.
“Unfortunately we lost him during the European Championships. He’s just back to full fitness now I believe.
“Hopefully he’ll help us because we have many games coming up and I’m convinced he will be a big help, because he has technical quality and his mobility is important in the way we want to play.”
There’s no question a fit Tomas Rosicky adds something to the squad, and the team, but the words fit and Tomas Rosicky are rarely seen together without the word ‘not’.
Fingers crossed he can stay with us until the end of the season; given the manager’s earlier quotes about transfers we’re probably going to need him.