|21 Sep||7:45 PM||LC||Tottenham Hotspur (A)||4||1||Win|
The Arsenal captain has been ruled out for around three weeks, which has seen Rosicky take the armband as well as his position in midfield alongside younger players Wilshere and Samir Nasri.
Rosicky has been particularly impressed by the performances of Wilshere, who he believes is showing maturity beyond his years.
Rosicky said: "He is great talent. For his age he has a great brain and he has a great future.
"When he has got the ball he is very calm, that's something that sometimes younger guys don't have – they panic a little bit or something.
"With him you don't see that though – he is very comfortable with the ball. That's the first quality you are looking for and he has got that.
"Obviously we want Cesc in our line-up but all players who started [at Tottenham] showed that they are ready."
Rosicky also initially took over the penalty taking duty from Fabregas, but after blazing over the bar from the spot against Sunderland, he says he will be leaving it to Nasri from now on, after the Frenchman scored twice from 12 yards against Spurs.
He said: "He took both penalties great so I think I will stand down.
"Samir took them well against Tottenham so that's the end of the story I would say."
Obviously we want Cesc in our line-up but all players who started [at Tottenham] showed that they are ready.
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