After a man-of-the-match performance against West Bromwich Albion, Tomas Rosicky has proved that he still has it in his locker.
A jumping goal-line clearance and two goals led to Arsene Wenger saying that Rosicky added an extra dimension to the side.
Having watched him guide Arsenal to an important three points you’d be surprised to hear that Saturday was only his second start in the Premier League this season and fifth overall.
It seems strange that a player of his experience and quality should be left out of the side so regularly.
However, this has been the case and after returning from an injury suffered at Euro 2012, the Czech Republic midfielder has struggled to break into the side.
The last few weeks has seen injuries to Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski give him the chance that he needed, with his first Premier League start this season coming against Reading in a 4-1 win at the Emirates.
His quick reactions and intelligent play can often change the tempo of the game, with his bursts into the area proving a handful for West Brom.
He had recently been linked with a return to Borussia Dortmund, but Wenger has been quick to dampen those reports by suggesting that Rosicky should see out his career at Arsenal, and will reportedly open negotiations over a contract extension in the summer.
Rosicky has proved that he still has a lot to offer this Arsenal squad, having provided the energy to keep their fight for a top-four place going.
Losing him now would make the squad significantly weaker as he provides the midfield with the depth Arsenal have been lacking for so long.
Could this also be timed perfectly for the rising star that is Thomas Eisfeld?
The young German has already declared Rosicky as his idol, and working alongside him will have surely helped his progress.
By the time that Rosicky leaves, or retires, Eisfeld will certainly be ready for the first-team. At this present time, a season-long loan spell would be the best option for Eisfeld.
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