I must admit that I think Tomas Rosicky was, and probably sill is, a fantastic footballer, but I am also becoming a bit tired of his whining and moaning about not being in the Arsenal first team very often. Every time he is put in front of a microphone he uses the opportunity to whine a little bit more.
After a long trophy drought, Arsenal have now won two FA Cups in successive seasons, and have avoided the Champions League Qualifying round for next year, but when Rosicky was asked what he thought about the season just past instead of saying how well the club did he turned the conversation back to his ‘frustration’. “I can’t be happy with my season because I wasn’t playing as much as I would like,” he said on Goal.com.
“Personally, it was disappointing for me. It’s frustrating, nobody want to be in the stands. You want to play football, you want to do what you love.
“We’ve known each other for nine years so I have tremendous respect for Arsene Wenger. He gave me the chance to play for such a fantastic club like Arsenal.
“For all these years, I have shown my loyalty to this club and how I love the club, but not playing at all is difficult for anybody.
“I would like to play more because I love to play football and love Arsenal. I will try to give my best. That’s the only thing I can do.”
Arsene Wenger seems oblivious to Rosicky’s situation and has activated his one-year contract extension, despite the 34 year-old making it clear that he wanted to move on to play regular football. Wenger now needs to address this issue as the Czech captain is bringing a downer to the fans every time he gets the chance to air his views. As I have explained before, Rosicky is keen to lead his country at the Euro2016 tournament and is worried that if he is not playing for his club he could miss out on his swansong in France next year.
Please Arsene, just let him go – before he starts depressing the team spirit with his whining….