Tomas Rosicky can have "a massive influence" on the remainder of Arsenal's season, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Czech Republic midfielder started the campaign with an injury and has been restricted to nine appearances, the ninth of which came against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

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 Rosicky completed the full 90 minutes and his willingness to press Bayern's back four helped Arsenal earn a 2-0 victory in the Allianz Arena.

Wenger admits that the Gunners have missed the 32-year-old.

"A big regret of my season is that Tomas Rosicky did not appear before January basically because he was out for a long time," he told Arsenal Player.

"Hopefully now he is fresh, he will help us until the end of the season to reach the top four. he can have a massive influence."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Chris Harris 15 Mar 2013