Arsène Wenger believes Tomas Rosicky’s drive in midfield gives Arsenal an extra dimension going forward.

Rosicky struck a brace in the 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, giving Wenger’s team a valuable three points in the race for a top-four place.

The Czech international was deployed in an advanced role at The Hawthorns and Wenger feels the 32-year-old possesses the right qualities to flourish there.

The most important thing is he scores them when you need them and we needed them today

Arsène Wenger

“He's had problems with injuries and then there was a problem with competition for places as well because you have Wilshere, you have Cazorla,” the Frenchman said.

“He's such an important player who turns the game forward, brings movement into the game, makes a game look simple and you feel when he has the ball that something can always happen. Not many players have that in their locker.

“Before he played too far away from the box. I always played him wide but I put him in a position where he is more central now. He's more dangerous to score.

“I said to him 'today is a really special game for you because you scored two’. The most important thing is he scores them when you need them and we needed them today.”

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