Dortmund Star Hails ‘Perfect’ Wilshere & Reveals Rosicky Is His Idol

By on April 2, 2013

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has been in the newspapers today and it seems he’s a huge fan of Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky.

Reus has been tearing it up in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 15 goals in providing 11 assists in his 39 games so far, and has struck up an superb partnership with Mario Gotze in the Dortmund midfield.

He’s now revealed who his inspiration was growing up and the German international claims his idol was none other than Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky, who spent five years at Dortmund before joining the Gunners in 2006.

Rosicky has seen his time in north London hampered by a series of niggling injuries and Reus claims if the Czech international had managed to steer clear of the treatment room he’d be one of the best players in the world. He told the Guardian:

“My idol was always Tomas Rosicky. He used to be phenomenal. He had such a good eye for an opening and knew where his team-mates were, and he was so quick. Rosicky had great technique and was so intelligent and mature even though he was still young at Dortmund. I copied everything about him – right down to his sweatbands. He was so unlucky he had bad injuries at Arsenal because, otherwise, he would be one of the world’s best players.”

I think we sometimes forget just how good Rosicky was before he came to Arsenal and it’s such a shame his time here has been ruined by injury problems. He’s so talented and while he’s shown glimpses of his ability during his seven years at the club, I think he’ll always go down as one player who never really managed to fulfill his true potential.

Reus was then asked about Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and it seems he’s also a huge admirer of the 21-year-old’s, calling him ‘a perfect player’. He added:

“A perfect player. Boy, he’s f*cking good,” he says of Wilshere. “He’s so quick and skilful with the ball at his feet.”

Well said my son! It’s great to see Jack getting the praise he deserves, especially from abroad. We over-hype players here in the UK, particularly young English players, but Wilshere is one who can certainly justify the hype.

Any chance Reus would want to come to Arsenal and play alongside his idol and Wilshere? I’m sure we could find a place for him if he was up for it…

How good do you think Rosicky could have been if he stayed injury-free? How good could Wilshere be? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. gooner-girl

    April 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    My heart leaps even now to see Rosicky’s name on the team sheet. You just know he will put in a sterling performance, make us more likely to get goals and sometimes score himself. He still has the qualities described by his ex team mate and I am delighted that Wenger has kept the faith with him despite his injury problems and that the ‘little Mozart’ is still very much part of the squad.

  2. Timothy

    April 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I believe Rosicky than any midfielder with arsenal shirt, his more better than fabregas and nasri even wilshere and casola. He as skills, a good dribler, good passer of the ball and he move so fast and at times he’s good in the defensive part

  3. nico

    April 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Time to sell him and Time for Gotze…
    Time to dream maybe…

  4. nico

    April 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Time to sell him and Time for Gotze, or
    Time to dream maybe…

  5. Benzero77

    April 3, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I’m a fan of Arsenal,but a very huge fan of “thomas rosciky” and “jack wilshere” it was when carzola joined the team that i added him to my list,but unfortunately,injuries limited my dear thomas’ appearance and fame…. Let him just continue in our (ARSENAL)shirt and i believe better days are ahead of thomas,the team,and we fans… UP GUNNERS!

  6. Leo

    April 3, 2013 at 8:35 am

    he is great player when ever I see him arsenal’s squad I feel relieve because he control ball well and performed best and do all he can do to make his team won… he is one of the best player in England

  7. Gunne

    April 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    You can only compare Rosicky with Iniesta & Xavi. YES. He would have been among 3 top midfielders in world if not for injuries. To my own views Infact now is among to 7 midfielders.

  8. Saifullahi mista a

    April 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Im a huge fan of arsenal my skippers are jack wilshere and his opponent thomas they r good player than i ever explain i like their style of play more than any player i d world

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