Has anyone noticed that Rosicky has not been in the team for quite a while? Wenger has been resting him. After all, you want your secret weapon to be fresh and psyched for the game against our biggest opponents of the season.
Bayern Munich have a lot of players with high technique and one player who can match them in terms of skill is Rosicky. He can speed up play when necessary, give a mean through ball, and let us not forget his extremely hard shot. He is a potent threat.
Bayern Munich will most likely concentrate on players such as Wilshere, Carzola, Ozil, and maybe Chamberlain if he gets a start. Wenger has an ace up his sleeve and that is Rosicky. I believe today Arsenal are going to play an extremely high tempo game right from the off and Rosicky is going to play a big part in it. We are going to rely on the element of surprise and if you listen to Wenger’s cryptic message when asked about Rosicky that is exactly what he intends to do.
Bayern are going to play a high pressing game and if we try to play our usual patient style that will be suicidal.We need to attack from the onset and catch them off guard with our aggressive style. Everyone has written Arsenal off and that suits us just fine. Arsenal revel in been the underdogs and this will work to our advantage.
A player who will definitely be missed is Arteta with his calming influence in midfield. While we need the grit and determination of Flamini, we need someone who reads the game well and needs to be a calming influence. I believe Rosicky can be that player. Although it means curbing his attacking instincts, he can read the game well, tackle well and still be able to spray passes all over the pitch.
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Now we have a chance to prove that our win against them in the second leg was no fluke. This time we are going to beat them in both legs and Rosicky iss the main player if we want to achieve that.