Thierry Henry believes Tomas Rosicky is one of the stars of Arsene Wenger’s squad and hopes the 33-year-old signs a new deal at the Emirates.
Playing with a boyish enthusiasm and – recent nose break aside – doing so free of niggly injury problems, Rosicky has proved himself a dynamic part of Arsene Wenger’s interchangeable midfield this term and a popular player held in high regard by the rest of the squad.
It’s not gone unnoticed by Henry, who speaking at the launch of PUMA’s new evoPOWER football boots, told FourFourTwo:
“Tomas Rosicky has the respect of the dressing room, and that’s all you want as a football player. He never put his head down, he carried on working and being at the service of Arsenal Football Club and he always gave his all.
“The fans at Arsenal love him and the players love him. They all know what Rosicky can bring. Unfortunately he had some trouble with injuries, but you can see what he can do when he’s not injured.
“Great attitude, great professional, he gives 100 per cent all the time. For me that’s the type of player you want to stay at Arsenal for a very long time. As an Arsenal man and as an Arsenal fan now, he is a star for me.”
Echoing the fond words of manager Arsene Wenger who made clear earlier in the month that the midfielder remains in his plans for the foreseeable future, Henry continued:
“You can see when he loses the ball he chases the ball down, he works hard for his team. When he has it he’s also clever with it. He always goes forward, passes the ball through the lines.
“He always likes to feed his strikers and that’s what you want from a midfielder. Rosicky gives you that and I hope he can stay at Arsenal as long as possible.”
Arseblog News will raise a glass to that.