Cesc or Czech?

Czech playmaker Rosicky signs for Arsenal
Arsenal have completed the signing of midfielder Tomas Rosicky from Borussia Dortmund.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: 'We are delighted to welcome Tomas to our squad.

'He has great technique, skill on the ball and sharp passing.

He secured World Cup football for the Czechs this summer by scoring the winning goal in the decisive qualifying play-off second leg against Norway.
Anyone know more about him? Seems like a player much like Cesc... central middie who looks to start the attack. So do those two compete for time? Hard to imagine Wenger bringing in someone to compete for that spot after dumping Viera for Cesc last year. But on the other hand I wouldn't expect a player like Rosicky, a 25-yr old international, presumably at the prime of his career, to be content with a place on the bench.


  1. boob_omatic10:49 PM

    Do you guys really know football?. Rosicky is primarily a playmaker. He can play on the right or in the middle. He is no Fabregas alright coz he is more incline to make a lot of runs and penetrates. Definitely more skilful than Fabregas.

    I see him as a replacement for someone named Robert Pires. And Ljungberg is bogged down by injuries for almost the entire of last season, Diaby is out for a year, so they're short of 3 middies, so to speak. Rosicky will be a welcome addition.

  2. we know FANTASY football. ;-)

  3. Not a lot of German or Czech Republic matches on the TV here in the States - I've probably seen Rosicky play between 3 and 5 times over the course of his career.

    Fair comments on Pires and Freddie.

    More importantly, I guess we now have a new player for our presumptive Starting XI for the upcoming fantasy season

  4. i personally think wenger is preparing tomas for pires. although in czech national team, tomas play more of a central role (i.e. like cesc), he can also play on the right/left side.

    we was once tipped as one of czech great player after nedved, but failed to make impact in club level - probably different pace and position.

    i tipped him to be the next pires for arsenal. start on the left - but perform loads of diagonal run towards goal .. create + score.

    06/07 havent started, but i can feel the heat already. with tomas + ballack + berbatov would probably come in around 8 bucks/person .. it sure give the manager loads of headache.