Why Arsenal Must Keep Rosicky! by AT
As the summer transfer window approaches, Arsenal fans will be expecting at least a world-class player or two to come in, whilst also hoping for a few fringe players to be shown the door. Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Flamini are the players I’d like to see let go, but there is one fringe player I’d be desperate to see remain at the Emirates, and that is Tomas Rosicky!
Although the Czech Republic international did recently admit that he intended to leave the club in January due to restricted playing time, he has been significantly involved since the turn of the year and he did claim later that he was much happier as a result. Now while the veteran midfielder did not make any commitments in regards to his future at Arsenal, you would know that he truly loves the club and it wouldn’t take much to persuade him to stay.
Tomas would not expect a new bumper deal with a massive pay-hike to stay at the club, nor would he expect to play every game, all he would want is to feature for Arsenal on a consistent basis and I’m sure the club can give that to him. Despite being 34, he still has the legs to chase a ball with a 20-year-old and still has the passes to unlock any defence. In addition, he is the perfect mentor to so many attack-minded midfield players we have coming up the ranks at the moment. In regards to versatility, he can play behind the striker, on either flank or even deeper in midfield.
If you watch Arsenal on a regular basis, you would know that Arteta, Diaby and Flamini simply do not have it in them anymore, but the Little Mozart certainly does! With that being said, I really hope Wenger goes all out in order to persuade him to stay. Tomas Rosicky is a player I’d like to see retire at the club and I’m sure most Gooners share my desire!