Tomas Rosicky is set to be unveiled as rejoining Sparta Prague today, having been released by Arsenal this summer.
The Czech international captain’s contract ran out in July, but had been training at Arsenal’s London Colney while he regained fitness after picking up an injury at the European Championships in France.
Rosicky will now depart from North-London, having earned the hearts of many Gunners fans after a number of upbeat and exciting performances in our famous red shirt.
The 35 year-old is now set to be announced as returning to the Czech Republic with Sparta, who he started his footballing career, having joined the club as an eight-year old initially, before earning his way into the senior side in 1998.
The club holds more significance to him than just his younger years however, with his dad and brother also having played for the club, and helped them to pick up two league trophies back in 1999 and 2000.
We have already moved to bring in Granit Xhaka this summer, while Alex Iwobi was promoted from the youth team last season, and will bring a new creative spark to cover the loss of the 35 year-old.
Rosicky was unlucky to only be able to boast two FA Cup triumphs for his time in England, with the Premier League having strengthened tenfold in his era, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City’s spending having made it incredibly difficult to land the league title.
He helped us through some tough times, while our club was stringent with their money due to the Emirates having been built, and was a loyal servant to us, and we wish him all the best back in his home country.
What is your favourite Rosicky moment?