Henry hoping ‘star man’ Rosicky is Gunner stay

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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.

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Ant

haha, if a picture tells a thousand words, this is not the article I’d expect to go with that photo

Pooner

Bloody love Tomas! Little Mozart with a motor. Hope he signs!

Bould's Eyeliner

We can love Tomas without the blood though right

Shot_gunner

I reckon he should never play with less than a weeks break between games, hopefully to maximize he’s career with us, he deserves to be a part of a winning team

ox15

Henry is a true gooner.

Arsical

Yep. Tim Sherwood is a goner too and John Terry is a cunt

AllGunsABlazin

These are the established Arsenal facts

TOGooner

It is known

Parisian Weetabix

It is decreed.

Gooner4life

The Arsenal legend speaking about another arsenal legend…I hope he’s gonna end his career with us…love this little mozart!

draze

At 33, he has the speed of a 21 year old. Cant help but notice how much he wants the team to succed! Strongly feel injuries prevented him from beign an Arsenal captain in his time. LEGEND!

abdallah

Super Super Tom
the best player in arsenal squad !

GU1TAR-D3MON

Absolutely adore the little Mozart! Love his energy and his drive! One wonders how our past seasons would have been like if the injury gods didn’t curse him…

Daft Aider

After his first couple of seasons I was unconvinced, mainly due to his injuries and inconsistencies but for the last few years he’s improved hugely and his apetite for the game, energy and at times reading of it have helped make him an integral part of the squad

Rambling Pete

I really love Tomas Rosicky, it’s such a shame his career has been plagued by injury. Imagine the difference he could have made in certain seasons. I suppose that’s just the intrinsic risk of playing football with humans rather than cyborgs who never get injured – or who can instantly regenerate parts of their body so it’s not an issue. Hamstring strain? Give me 3 seconds and I’ll repair that. It’s going to be doable at some point in the future. Instant repair to the human body as we live longer and stronger. In a way I’m glad I won’t be around to see it because getting to that stage will require some experimentation and as we all know experiments go wrong and some of the unfortunate victims of that will die horrible, painful deaths, or live as mutants for years, until the process is perfected. I’ve often thought about cryogenically freezing myself to be revived at a later date but I’ve probably past my physical peak at this point. Unless I’m brought back in a time when full body transplants can happen, I fear it’s too late for poor old Pete.

The man who would be bling
The man who would be bling

Wow, you really creeped me out there. How about we all live in the present which is Arsenal on top of the league? If not, we’ll all meet in that Highbury in the sky some day…

TV5

insightful, articulate with brevity to the fore as always…Bravo Pete!

Jay

Way to go off on a tangent there man. I really mean it. It was brilliant. 🙂

dink arnold

You got me thinking about the robocup again, and how they plan to beat the World Cup winners of 2050. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jun/30/robot-footballers-robocup-tournament

In Soviet Russia, WENGA sacks YOU
In Soviet Russia, WENGA sacks YOU

That’s it! My next Arsenal jersey will read ‘Rambling Pete’ on the back. What’s your favourite number Pete? I mean it.

Jesper

Oh Pete, you sure know how to make a man happy

Der Springer

I love seeing him playing such a big part this year. The whole dynamic of the team changes when he is in the lineup. Everything speeds up a notch or two.

the ghost of LANS

great pic. he looks like me at 10am on a saturday morning.

deserves to stay at the club till he retires, with trophies under his belt. hope he does.

Arsical

He’s like the fookin energiser bunny. When he’s on the pitch we play with tempo. You just have to love the rotation we can do in midfield this season.

Zack

He’s the best sliding tackler ever!

The man who would be bling
The man who would be bling

Yes, but the best part is, you just know when he’s going to foul someone. It’s like, ‘target locked. Honing in. Bam. Target lying on arse. Completed Mozart back to base.’

dink arnold

And the turns that this man can do with that ball at his feet.

indiangooner

He will sign. We know that. He’s a true gooner. And I also read some tweets about sagna signing 3 yr deal for 80k a week?

Zack

That would be like a great transfer catch!

Gooner Dave

I hope he gets a trophy (or few) with us that his quality over the last 10+ years (Dortmund & Czech rep included) has deserved.
I hate it when players of his quality don’t have the medals, and then an average player like Carrick for instance, has shit loads of medals to look back on

Parisian Weetabix

Carrick’s actually a good player, in the same way that Arteta is a good player. He’s what the Americans would call valuable.

christy

I feel robbed as the little man has proved when fit he is a magician with a little bit of a devilment.
Hopefully he remains fit for our push towards trophies this year.The nearest thing we would have had to Bergkamp if he had stayed healthy.He brings tempo and that extra class to this great team. Heres hoping
he stays and gets the contract he deserves.

Strevs

Has he mentioned what his footballing age is lately? If he’s 33, he’s around 30 in footballing age I think.

Red Grass

It will be out of this world if we can get MARS to to sign new contracts!
Mert
Arsene
Rosicky
Sagna

Insomnia

Absolutely love the guy – Sagna too. Stayed with us in the bad times so I want them still with us in the good. Sure Rosicky looks like a hobbit but he is OUR hobbit.

ThaatArsenalGuy

one of my fave players of the last 5 years (when fit)

Tom Thumb

@the ghost of LANS, never laughed so much at someone’s username,brilliant

Jack

Love Tomas, great player, plays for the shirt and seems a really likable and friendly guy. But I have a question. If he is Little Mozart, does that make Luka Modric, who was for a while the poor man’s Tomas Rosicky, Little Tim Rice?

kafka

I can’t understand his incredible pace, and because of that I usually ignore the fact that Rosicky is 33.

Folks, I wanted to get your views about Toni Kroos. It’s obvious we have an incredibly rich midfield, filled with talent. I was thinking, however, that if we consider some of the players are older, and that the squad could do with players of quality regardless of position, does anyone think a classy, savvy player like Kroos might be worth going for? His contract expires next year.

mj_gunner

We wanted you to f*cking stay, TH!

kafka

michael jackson gunner?

SquishyNick

Hopefully we will resign him, good solid pros need to be retained. The biggest mistake we made with our previous generation of stars was to let them leave and not find new roles for them. Bergkamp, Henry, Pires, Adams even Vieira should have been found roles to help create and enforce the right culture and mentality. Hopefully Mozart will be with us for quite awhile longer

Rosicky's sprints...

Sign da ting…

Ronald McBootysmacker

He’s a fucking mutant. Special power football. Only Magneto is better at bending the ball.

TOGooner

He’s out of this world! Starman indeed, of Marsenal FC.

Erwandy

The smile on TR7 face….when he lifted the PL trophy passed to him by Per/Arteta in May. That is what I wanted most to see. COYG!

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