The little mozart
It was a good game for arsenal yesterday as they humbled the premier league new comers blackpool .The headlines were about the fiery theo walcott bagging hat-trick with Arsene Wenger too praising him for being “ELECTRIC” in the game. For most people ,he was the player that stood out in the game and others were critical about the refree being too harsh in sending blackpool’s ian evatt and thus handing the game to arsenal.
These were main talking point in the game but a certain player in my view went unnoticed or perhaps unrewarded….Tomas Rosicky…the little mozart… .He was by far the best player in an arsenal shirt in the first half ,orchestrating play and living up to his nickname . He was involved in the first goal with a neat clever pass to arshavin who then teed walcott for his first goal …and then later his piercing through ball was the one that led to penalty.Arsenal were looking shaky before the goals and Blackpool were surely up for it till they had 11 players on the field .Rosicky was able to provide with required creativity in the absense of fabregas and nasri.It was also due to the position he was played in,i.e.e creative midlfielder of sorts ,sitting in the middle of park trying to construct …this is the kind of role that he has carved his niche in…but he has been denied this position during his time at arsenal mostly due to fabregas and due to his adaptability on the wings . He was also quite influential at anfield as a sub though he was not able to contribute in the goal (courtesy reina and his handling skills)but still arsenal looked a better side after his arrival .He has this ability to open defenses with his slick pass and move game , his long range shooting ,his experience and has much more in his locker. Rosicky is a player that hasn’t got the chance to showcase his class at arsenal with injuries marring his career . Its perhaps the first time he is getting back to his groove,the form that he showed when he joined arsenal ,but he has a long season to answer and with much more competition in the squad he needs to perform well in order to achieve something big .