"I am hopeful, but you do not know how much I wish because we miss this player a lot, for his quality, his attitude and people don’t realise that. We lost Tomas last year in January and we have missed him highly."
Tomas Rosicky is finally back for Arsenal. As Arsenal fans know all too well, he hadn’t played for Arsenal since Jan 2008, and his absence coupled to the African Cup as well as Eduardo’s broken leg meant we were unable to capitalize on our strong run in the league.
Twenty months and two major surgeries later, Rosicky made a comeback in Arsenal’s preseason, showing glimpses of his old self, but was unable to avoid the inevitable injuries that accompany a long layoff.
In the last seven days, however, he has played 55 minutes vs San Marino for the Czech team, and just three days later, he played 35 minutes of exciting football at Manchester City, notching an assist as well as a goal in his first league game after 20 months.
And in just a few hours (at the time of writing), there is a good chance that he will be starting Arsenal’s game at Standard Liege in the group stages of the Champion’s League.
I would like to use this slide show to highlight what makes Rosicky such a vital weapon amongst Wenger’s Gunners, why his comeback will make such a big difference to our season if he remains injury free.
Credit: Alex Carpenter (a member at B/R) painstakingly made all the awesome Rosicky videos that I have linked to. Thanks a ton!
Find his channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/carpenteraaa11