Cesc Fabregas has revealed his delight at the return to action of Arsenal team mate Tomas Rosicky.
“Tomas Rosicky is probably one of the best friends I have, and he’s been injured for nearly two years,” the Catalan told the Gunners’ official website.
“It’s great to have him back and I’m really happy for him. I have learned a lot from him as well – to be strong and keep believing. He believed in himself, that he could play football and it is great to see him play.
“I was with him every day, I went to his house – it’s like that. And I think team-mates, we have to be like that as well. It was nice when they were coming to me [when I was injured]; it’s nice now that I go to them.
“The important thing is you don’t do it because you have to; you do it because you really want to do it. And I think that [at] Arsenal, there’s this feeling with everyone. It’s really good.”
Rosicky, 29, had been out of action for 20 months before his return last month, and Fabregas beieves that the Czech international has much to offer.
He added: “I think he has done very well and he gives you so many options. You can see straight away the vision he has, the touch, the class that he plays with. It’s great to have him in the team; he’s like a new signing.”