Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he can learn a huge amount from Tomas Rosicky - both on and off the pitch.
The Czech international has been in fantastic form in recent weeks, and scored a brace in last weekend’s tense victory at West Bromwich Albion.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain says that the way Rosicky carries himself in the dressing room is also an inspiration to a young midfielder like himself.
“When you look at central midfielders and you have someone who can run with the ball it changes the dynamic of the game massively,” he told Arsenal Player. “Jack can do that, when he picks the ball up and drives at defences it changes the game.
“It comes out wide with wingers more naturally, but when it happens in [central] midfield it is more unusual and teams aren't expecting it. It cuts teams open and makes things happen - Tomas does that amazingly well.
“He can turn and drive and shoot, he is technically brilliant and his work rate is fantastic. He is a magnificent player.
“The way he plays the game so positively, he is always looking to go forward and drive at defences. He takes risks and makes things happen.
“He is also one of the nicest guys I know. You can have a good laugh and joke with him, but when it comes to football he is always trying to help me.
“With his experience he is always giving me advice, but in a nice way, and helps to bring you along and be a good professional. He is a great lad to have in the dressing room.”
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