Tomas Rosicky started and played a pre-planned 45 minute shift for Arsenal's U21 team, in a return to game action that marks a critical step towards returning to first team action. This was Rosicky's first actual game action of any kind for Arsenal since a May draw against Sunderland in the Premier League last season.
Here are some pictures:
Tomas Rosicky plays 45 minutes as @Arsenal Under-21s draw 0-0 against Swansea City. Report: https://t.co/3HApB3Vc3z pic.twitter.com/FBmdrpyXnN— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 22, 2016
Rosicky actually nearly scored, putting a half-volley shot just over the crossbar at one point.
His return would really be a big help, as you probably already have a pretty good handle on the injury issues in Arsenal's midfield right now. Rosicky can (if needed) play as a number ten, as a central midfielder, and as a winger, so he offers some versatility in his ability to back up other players in the team. Some have been particularly taxed lately, so that's a big plus. He's also a dynamic player who we pretty much all love, so welcome back Tomas!