The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v Arsenal

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 2 - 0 B Dortmund

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group D

Wenger: Rosicky is fantastic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Tomas Rosicky after the Czech midfielder scored both of his side's goals in a 2-1 victory over West Brom.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 19:32 Post Comment

Tomas Rosicky: Scored his first ever double for Arsenal against West Brom

Tomas Rosicky: Scored his first ever double for Arsenal against West Brom

The 32-year-old was starting just his second Premier League game of the season after injury had once again curtailed his availability throughout the campaign.

Wenger revealed his admiration for a player who has repeatedly overcome serious injury to assist whenever possible, and revealed his hope for Rosicky to see out his career at the Emirates.

"Tomas was fantastic, he is an important player for us," Wenger said.

"Unfortunately he was out injured for a long time, but every year he gives us a push at the end of the season.

"I hope he finishes his career with us. I rate him that highly."

Rosicky himself admitted that he could not even remember exactly when he had last scored a double, and was understandably delighted to have helped his side to victory.

"I'm not a big goalscorer so it feels great when you score two goals in a game and help your team to win," Rosicky told Sky Sports.

"I think that the last time that I scored two goals in a game was in 2007 or 2006 so it is a long time ago! So I enjoyed in very much today."

Rosicky scored two goals during an FA Cup tie at Liverpool in 2007 in his first full season with Arsenal, and it is the only time he has scored more than once in a game for the club.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Champions League: Liverpool share points with 2-2 draw at Ludogorets in Group B

Liverpool drew 2-2 away to Ludogorets to keep their Champions League dream alive with one game left in Group B.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property