Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere expressed his discomfort in Tomas Rosicky leaving the club this summer.
The Czech Republic international captain was confirmed as joining Arsenal 10 years ago, and went onto become a fans favourite with his creativity and team play.
Jack Wilshere is known for his off-the-field antics, where he has been fined for a number of smoking incidents, while he was also questioned by police outside a night club in recent weeks after a late night fracas. Despite his bad reputation, he has moved to tweet his admiration for his departing team-mate, and reveals he will miss the 35 year-old.
On Twitter, Wilshere said: “This guy has been with me since the start of my career, through thick and thin and always showed me the way when things have been tough.’
“Going to miss him around the place and even more on the pitch. It’s been a pleasure my friend and I wish you all the luck in the world.”
Rosicky went onto win two FA Cups with the club, and one community shield, and has clocked up 170 league appearances for the Gunners. He is yet to feature at all this season however due to injury, and looks unlikely to get on the team-sheet tomorrow either.
Arsenal are chasing an unlikely second place finish, needing three points as well as Tottenham to fluff their lines against already-relegated Newcastle United, otherwise only a win by 14 or more goals will secure second-place should Spurs draw. (Yes, I really did just say that…)
I am told that Rosicky will be joining in with the rest of the squad to participate in the end of season lap of honour following the conclusion of their match, and it is not yet known whether he will continue playing beyond the summer. He is also yet to be confirmed in the squad for the Czech’s European Championship squad.
Does Rosicky deserve one last run-out?