Arsenal are set to say their goodbyes to Tomas Rosicky today, after 10 seasons with the club, but he is not set to quit playing just yet.
The 35 year-old has failed to appear this season due to knee and thigh injuries, and looks unlikely to be given a run out in tomorrow’s match either, as we look to try and leapfrog Tottenham into second-place in the table.
Rosicky is expected to participate in our end of season lap of honour however, and will most certainly get a warm and emotional send-off after the match. Arteta and Flamini are also set to say goodbye also, but neither will be remembered in the same way as the Czech international in my opinion.
Good news has come in that a number of clubs are keen to sign the midfield star, whereas my initial thoughts were that he would be retiring, especially having missed the entire campaign with injury.
Former side Sparta Praha have moved to issue a statement regarding their interest in returning Rosicky to the club where he won back-to-back league titles, while his agent talked up interest from the UAE and MLS.
Agent Pavel Paska said: “There are options to play in the USA and the United Arab Emirates, but his immediate concern is securing a call-up to the national team.
“He can still do something at the European Championship. Tom wants to play at football’s highest level for two more years.”
“Of course, we think about it,” he continued when asked about a return to Sparta Prague, the club at which he launched his long and illustrious career.”
What is your favourite Rosicky moment? Does Flamini or Arteta deserve similar recognition to the fellow departee?