Wenger hails ‘important’ Rosicky after Arsenal gun down West Brom
Arsene Wenger has heaped more praise on Tomas Rosicky for his man-of-the-match display following Arsenal's win at West Brom
Arsene Wenger has heaped more praise on Tomas Rosicky for his man-of-the-match display following Arsenal’s 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Czech midfielder scored twice at The Hawthorns to hand the Gunners a crucial win their pursuit of Champions League qualification.
Rosicky’s Arsenal career has been blighted by injury problems – and he has made just two Premier League starts this term – but Wenger praised the midfielder for showing the character to bounce back with an impressive performance in Birmingham.
“He’s had problems with injuries and then there was a problem with competition for places as well because you have [Jack] Wilshere, you have [Santi] Cazorla,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.
“He’s such an important player who turns the game forward, brings movement into the game, makes a game look simple and you feel when he has the ball that something can always happen. Not many players have that in their locker.
“Before he played too far away from the box. I always played him wide but I put him in a position where he is more central now. He’s more dangerous to score.
“I said to him ‘today is a really special game for you because you scored two’. The most important thing is he scores them when you need them and we needed them today.”