Rosicky and Arshavin – Arsenal’s Twin Tormentors
Yesterday’s game gave Arsenal fans and the world an indication of what Arshavin and Rosicky playing in tandem can do.
Both players are skilful, have plenty of tricks, great vision, an array of passing, are always on the move and can shoot. It is a luxury to have one player like that, but to be fortunate to have two is amazing. Playing against them is a nightmare; you never know what they will do next.
We now realise what the missing link is for Arsenal, and that was Rosicky. He is not yet 100%, but he is awesome. Last night they ran the show; they moved all over the place and made the defenders job impossible.
With Rosicky in the team it alleviates the pressure on Fabregas to create everything. The pressure is shared and we will see a different Fabregas, a player can play his natural game, as opposed to a player who has to do everything for the team.
Arshavin and Rosicky are both goal scorers and they also like playing in more advanced position; this gives the manager the proverbial “different dimension.
Rosicky and Arshavin have set the standard for Nasri and Walcott. Walcott knows that it is not enough just to have raw pace, he needs to add passing and creativity to his game. Walcott needs to be more clinical in front of goal.
Nasri has all the characteristics that Rosicky and Arshavin have displayed. This leaves Wenger with a nice little problem once Walcott and Nasri are back, but that is what he is paid to do.