Our own little Mozart Tomas Rosicky is one of the unsung heroes of this current Arsenal side, after none years of loyal service, but the Czech international could finally be calling time on his career at the Emirates.
The 34 year-old’s contract runs out next month and according to a report from Italy he is in talks with his old club, Sparta Prague, regarding a return to his homeland before retiring from football.
Arsenal’s wealth of midfield talent has restricted Rosicky to just five starts this season, and although the Gunners have retained the right to add one more year to his term, he has already told Arsene Wenger that he would like to move on rather than sit on the bench for another season.
“We’ve talked about it in September, October.” Rosicky was quoted as saying in March. “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.”
Surely Arsenal won’t stand in the way of Rosicky returning to Prague, where he started his career. When Rosicky has been called on to play this campaign he has proven that he is still able to perform at the highest level, so why not let him return to the club that moulded him into a star?