Recommended Player for Gameweek 37 - Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal)
After my recent successful endorsements of Petrov (17 points, GW 35) and van der Vaart (22 points, GW 36), I have decided to endorse another midfielder. My recommended player for Gameweek 37 may come as a mild surprise, nonetheless I am endorsing Arsenal’s Thomas Rosicky.
He may not have played many matches in the first half of the season, but Rosicky has recently shown signs of his world class talent in a reinvigorated Arsenal team.
The Czech international has started 10 of Arsenal’s last 11 matches, which have included him creating two assists and scoring a goal. He is a playmaker by nature. This proven attribute forms the essence of his raw footballing ability.
With injuries to Arteta and Walcott, I believe Rosicky will play a more attacking role in the final two gameweeks, which could lead to his involvement in potential assists or goals in Arsenal’s remaining two matches. This seems all the more possible especially considering his team’s remaining fixtures:
Norwich (H) – The Canaries have conceded 1.83 goals on average whilst playing away this season
West Brom (A) – The Baggies have conceded 1.06 goals on average whilst playing at home this season
West Brom have recorded 9 defeats at home. Norwich have recorded 9 defeats away.
Arsenal on average have scored 1.89 goals per league match this season. With this and the above in mind, the Gunners could potentially score at least 3-4 goals in their remaining two matches. Rosicky could orchestrate this as he will have to play a more integral midfield role.
He has scored a respectable 20 goals in 85 matches for his country. There is a strong probability for him to add to his goal scoring tally due to the aforementioned reasons. Purchasing him would in-effect require you taking a calculated risk, but at 5.7 he is a steal purchase. Surely his natural football talent and quasi-musical on-pitch rhythm is unquestionable?