Goodbye Tomas! Arsenal fans favourite to return to former club

Tomas Rosicky is set to be unveiled as rejoining Sparta Prague today, having been released by Arsenal this summer.

The Czech international captain’s contract ran out in July, but had been training at Arsenal’s London Colney while he regained fitness after picking up an injury at the European Championships in France.

Rosicky will now depart from North-London, having earned the hearts of many Gunners fans after a number of upbeat and exciting performances in our famous red shirt.

The 35 year-old is now set to be announced as returning to the Czech Republic with Sparta, who he started his footballing career, having joined the club as an eight-year old initially, before earning his way into the senior side in 1998.

The club holds more significance to him than just his younger years however, with his dad and brother also having played for the club, and helped them to pick up two league trophies back in 1999 and 2000.

We have already moved to bring in Granit Xhaka this summer, while Alex Iwobi was promoted from the youth team last season, and will bring a new creative spark to cover the loss of the 35 year-old.

Rosicky was unlucky to only be able to boast two FA Cup triumphs for his time in England, with the Premier League having strengthened tenfold in his era, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City’s spending having made it incredibly difficult to land the league title.

He helped us through some tough times, while our club was stringent with their money due to the Emirates having been built, and was a loyal servant to us, and we wish him all the best back in his home country.

What is your favourite Rosicky moment?

Pat J

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  1. Lucas Perez says:

    He is my favourite player. Bergkamp was terrific, Henry was fantastic, Pires was brilliant but Tomas was a rockstar. The other players are appreciated by people that follow consistently and regularly. But even for an occasional football fan, Rosicky was a magnet. Aptly nicknamed “Little Mozart”, his passing and playing is musical. His one touch brilliance was like Beethoven, his dribbling and volleyed finishing is like Elvis. Who will forget his solo goal vs Spuds or his mystical brilliance in cup game vs Brighton. He was a joy to watch. No matter what the score is and what your team needs at that time, I invariably wanted the ball to be under his feet so that he can work one final spell of magic before the whistle. His stats at Arsenal were never impressive due to injuries. But how often does statistics tell us everything about a player?

    Arsene Wenger famously said “If you like football, you will love Rosicky”. I may not agree with everything our manager says, but in that case, he was spot on.

    Henry, Ljungberg, Alan Smith, Ian Wright, Adams, Pires and Bergkamp are the sort of players who will make to support your club. Rosicky was a player who could make you to love the game.

    Goodbye Tomas and Good Luck! I will always wish you come back to the club in future in some capacity. COYG!

    1. otunba_007 says:

      @Lucas Perez (our new signing lol) i really don’t know why anyone in his or her right mind would turn you down for your comment, he/she must be a SPUD fan. Thank you ROSICKY you will always be in our heart for ever…Gunners For Life !!!

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        It was probably Giroud that gave him the thumbs down

    2. Mistamonn says:

      Hear hear!

  2. georgie b says:

    My favorite TR7 moment. Why the 3rd goal arsenal 5 spuds 2 of course.

  3. Twig says:

    Behold as Rosicky gets his first injury free season in over 10 years, tops the goal scorers chart and steers Sparta Prague to the title!

  4. Twig says:

    Rosicky, still faster and stronger than many of our current first team players.

  5. mall-gooner says:

    One of my favorite player. Will miss you TR7 in Red and White. All the best for your new endeavor.

  6. That missile he fired into the net against the spuds is the best goal ive seen scored at the Emirates.. I was somewhat concerned for the goalkeeper even though he’s a spud.

    The thing I admire most about rosicky, is the urgency he puts into play and he’s always looking to go forward and never sideways or backward.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Side way passes and backward passes are crucial. England have been lagging for years because they are taught to pump the ball forward as quickly as you can. You need to go side and back when you are poking and prodding, moving men out of position and trying to find gaps, switching the play. Football is like chess dude!. Checkers is for the novices.

  7. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    My 2nd favourite player after DB10. Had it all from pace to skill to vision to finishing. Unfortunately injuries held him back otherwise Ozil would have been the heir to Rosicky and not Bergkamp.

  8. Break-on-through says:

    Rosicky, he could’ve been a great player. If he’d stayed fit, if he’d played in a system that suited most. If he had a Vieira Adams Bergkamp etc protecting him. If he could’ve been more consistent, and if he could have taken a starting position for himself. Who knows why it never really worked out as well as it should have. I remember him as a teenager playing behind a big tall striker, man he looked so special. Obviously a very talented player, but not so obvious is why he didn’t become the player that he should’ve become. I like the dude allot, but I’m not gonna allow that to become hype. This fella should’ve went the same direction of a Messi, at least that is what I believed when I first laid eyes on him. Everyone can see that he’s a real player, but to become a great player, it just wasn’t enough.

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