By Rob Kelly
Tomas Rosicky believes he has found his ideal position in the Arsenal team - and that is why he has been in such scintillating form.
The 31-year-old has delivered a series of eye-catching displays in recent months and has been one of the driving forces in the Gunners’ rise up the table.
The Czech Republic international says this is down to playing in his favoured role as the most attacking member of Arsène Wenger's midfield trio.
“I’m in the advanced position of the three, looking to get in between the opposition’s midfield and defence,” Rosicky told the Official Arsenal Magazine.
“When we have the ball I’m starting quite close to Robin up front, and after that I can come a bit deeper and stretch the pitch out.
“I can’t say for sure whether this has made the whole difference, but I would certainly agree that what the boss is asking [of me] at the moment suits me nicely.
“The whole season has gone quite well for me, but I was injured twice in the first few months so couldn’t keep up sustained form. I’m enjoying the rhythm the manager has given me now.”
Rosicky insists he is not adopting a different approach to matches but feels completely comfortable in the team now.
“My preparation for games and training has not altered at all, it’s the same as it has ever been,” he said.
“Sometimes you can look at a player and see that he’s suddenly doing this and that and it’s making a difference, but that’s not the case here.
“So if you ask why things are going well, it’s hard to say - obviously the whole team is playing very good football at the moment and I think I fit quite well into the team now. We enjoy playing together and that’s a big part of it.”
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