The brilliant Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is now in his 8th season at Arsenal, and has always performed brilliantly when called upon to play for the first team, but due to various injuries and Arsene Wenger’s choices our Little Mozart has only averaged 20 starts a season in all competitions, and another 10 per year as substitute.
Now at the grand old age of 34, TR7 is aware that his opportunities are even more limited in our new star-studded squad, and he has admitted that he has talked to the Gunners about moving on as soon as possible. In fact he wanted to leave in January, but was not allowed, but is hoping that his exit talks can start again very shortly.
“We’ve talked about it in September, October.” Rosicky was quoted as saying in iSport. “Then the transfer market was closed, so I couldn’t do anything. When in December I had not played a single game and the market then opens, it’s obviously a very real issue. Then you start to think about whether or not it is time to leave. I was no exception, it was very real. But Arsenal said that I wasn’t for sale and that was it. The rest of the season will go very fast, then we’ll work it out. Arsenal has another option on me next season, they have everything in their hands. When I get back from the national team, we’ll begin to deal with it.”
Despite his age, Rosicky consistently proves he can continue to play at the highest level when given the chance, so naturally he is unhappy languishing on the bench with his talent. Does anyone begrudge him the wish to finish his career playing regularly somewhere else, rather than sitting on the bench at Arsenal?