Rosicky shows why Arsenal had to let him go!
Many Arsenal fans were left unhappy and sad at the sight of waving goodbye to Tomas Rosicky after the final premier league game of the season. But has Rosicky proven once again at the Euro’s why Arsenal were right to finally let him go?
Rosicky received an outstanding send off from the club on the final day of the Premier League season after 10 years of service at Arsenal. The entire aftermath of the match was largely dedicated to Rosicky, whilst club captain Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini also got their send offs. But many fans were left wondering if Arsenal should have given Rosicky another years contract at the club.
Rosicky gave his all every time he pulled on that Arsenal shirt. However in his last few years at the club, Rosicky struggled more than ever with injures and his time on the treatment table was so lengthy that it saw Rosicky’s playing time severely limited.
Despite only playing 20 minutes last season, Little Mozart was still called up to the Czech Republic national team for this summer’s European Championships in France. Rosicky is heavily important to his national side as one of their main players, and he looked to being vital in their two opening games of the competition. However he has since been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after being left injured during his country’s second match of the group stage. The Czech Republic will now be without their main creator for the rest of their campaign, and it just goes to show that injures unfortunately will always get the better of him and you just cannot count on him being available for a long duration of time.
Rosicky will be remembered as a well respected legend of Arsenal Football Club, despite his injury ravaged career. However I think Arsenal were definitely right to call time on Rosicky’s career at the club. As much as you don’t like to think as football being a business, it of course is very important to be on top of finances and so to think of it this way, would it really have been financially viable to keep Rosicky on for maybe another season, with the unlikelihood of him featuring in more than a few games in a single campaign? I don’t think so.