Arsenal captain Van Persie: I just love playing with Rosicky

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has hailed Tomas Rosicky's influence on their form turnaround.

Rosicky was again outstanding in victory over AC Milan.

“He rarely scores, but [his goal against Spurs] was so important,” recalled the captain in last night’s Official Arsenal Matchday Programme. “He started the move himself and then finished it really well.

“Tomas is a hugely important member of this team - he has been playing so well this season and you can see that he’s going from strength to strength.”

Rosicky’s ability on the ball and eye for a pass are matched by few at the top level - and Van Persie believes that his astuteness just cannot be taught.

“I just love playing with him because he’s so quick in his mind, so clever in the way he sees passes and so adept at completing them,” he said.

“He’s just football-clever, and that’s something you can’t pick up later in your career. You either have it or you don’t.”

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