Rosicky in tune with Thierry
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tomas Rosicky says he has developed a good understanding with Thierry Henry.
Tomas Rosicky believes he has developed a productive understanding with Arsenal captain Thierry Henry.
The midfielder - who scored in Wednesday's Carling Cup victory over rivals Tottenham - has undergone the expected adjustment period in English football since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.
However Rosicky admits he is now reaping the benefits of playing alongside his skipper.
"Thierry and I are very well attuned and we are singing from a very similar hymn sheet. He knows what I am going to do and vice-versa," said Rosicky in The Sun.
"You can't practise combinations with Henry, it's something intuitive. You must be able to think like your team-mate, as if you were in his shoes.
"When you are trying to outwit a top defence you have to come up with something unusual and play at lighting speed so your opponent cannot guess what you are going to do.
"That's something I have always liked - playing one-touch football and exchanging passes. At Arsenal I can play."
Rosicky is still searching for his first Premiership goal for The Gunners, and the Czech star - brought in to replace the prolific Robert Pires - admits his dry spell in the league is playing on his mind.
However, the experience of scoring twice at Anfield in the FA Cup, as well as against Spurs and Hamburg, has given the former Dortmund man further determination to make an impact in the Premiership.
"Naturally, that cup game [against Liverpool] was my best match. But it could be a lot better. I have already got a goal for Arsenal in the Champions League and have even scored twice in the FA Cup," Rosicky added.
"I'm now only waiting for a goal in the Premiership and I know the coach, my team-mates and especially the fans expect me to score.
"Nobody has said anything about me not scoring and they are all happy when I help set up goals for others. But my first goal in the Premier League will come as a relief."