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The curious case of Tomas Rosicky - is he Arsenal's key man?

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It's perhaps fair to say that many people, mostly non-Arsenal fans, don't rate Tomas Rosicky highly at all.

Personally I'm a huge fan of his. I think if Arsenal are to finish strongly this season, he's one of the main men in the squad to help achieve this.

When Mesut Ozil came to Arsenal, my biggest worry was that Super Tom wouldn't get much playing time in the team, well my worries have been proved wrong this season once again.

After yesterday's performance against Sunderland Arsene Wenger said: "Rosicky took the role of Bergkamp today." This is very encouraging, it shows how highly Wenger rates him.

At the tender age of 33, Rosicky has also provided a lot of pre-assists to help the Gunners to stay in the title fight they're in now.

Many Arsenal fans still rate him highly, the chant of 'Super Tom', still rings through the Emirates stadium when he graces the pitch with his amazing flicks and clever runs, which boost the team heavily and sometimes he can be the difference between one or three points.

This season he's scored two similar goals against top teams and goalkeepers. In January he scored an amazing goal which saw him outrun Kyle Walker after an unforced error by Danny Rose. The second was a tikki-takka style goal which we saw him ease a ball over Vito Mannone and give us his signature devil-horn celebration.

A self-proclaimed metal head, with an ability to orchestrate Arsenal's midfield shows us why he shouldn't be underrated. I rate him as highly as Xavi & Iniesta, he has the heart and pace, more so than Ozil's shown this season. He doesn't get the nickname 'Little Mozart' for no reason.

I'm surprised that an old gem like Rosicky still hasn't managed to get a contract deal done with Arsenal yet. Wenger's policy is not to offer more than a year to older players, over thirties in fact, however I think Tomas Rosicky should be the key exception in this instance.

He's invaluable to the North London side, and a key player who undoubtedly has the trust of his manager in important matches.

Against Tottenham, we always see the best from Rosicky, showing fans that he has the heart and desire to progress over rivals. If Arsenal are to win the league this year, he will play a major part, and should by no circumstances ever be underrated or underestimated.

What he brings to the table is pace, clever passing, movements, and as we've seen against teams like West Brom and Liverpool, he's got a beautiful shot too.

Should Arsenal let him move on? Or should they keep him as he's such an integral part of the squad? Feel free to leave your thoughts below.

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