Tomas Rosicky’s return to action can help galvanise Arsenal’s season, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Czech international endured an injury-hit second half to 2012 after suffering an Achilles injury at the European Championships, and has made just one start this season.

Rosicky could be back in the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup clash at Brighton and Hove Albion, and Wenger hopes the 32-year-old can repeat the influence he had last season.

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 “He had a great impact last year in our comeback from February until May,” Wenger said. “Hopefully he’ll do that again this season.

“Unfortunately we lost him during the European Championships. He’s just back to full fitness now I believe.

“Hopefully he’ll help us because we have many games coming up and I’m convinced he will be a big help, because he has technical quality and his mobility is important in the way we want to play.”

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Nik Brumsack 25 Jan 2013