Over the final months of last season and early on this campaign, Tomas Rosicky has emerged as one of Arsenal's key players.
He is fulfilling the hopes placed on him prior to a stream of injuries, which meant he did not hit the heights expected of him early on after signing back in 2006.
That summer he impressed at the World Cup for the Czech Republic, but it is looking questionable now that he will feature at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
Rosicky played a crucial World Cup qualifying match on late Friday afternoon, for his country at home to a dangerous Armenia side.
They went in at half-time 1-0 down, before Rosicky scored a 70th minute equaliser. He picked the ball up from around 20 yards out, fizzing a shot on goal which took a deflection off a defender, looped over the goalkeeper and crashed in off the underside of the bar.
It did not end well for the czech republic, thanks to a 90th minute winner from Gezorg Ghazyan for Armenia.
Both sides sit on nine points with seven games played, with Italy on 14 after six and Bulgaria on 10 after six at the time of writing, and the Czech's now face a serious challenge to face the play-offs, when a win over Armenia would have put them in pole position.
You can check out Rosicky's goal below:
image: © Piotr Drabik