Arsenal injury curse refuses to allow midfielder to complete Euro 2016

Tomas Rosicky has been ruled out of the remainder of the Czech Republic’s European Championship campaign.

The midfielder is into the final month of his Arsenal contract, and was expected to seek a new club to play for following this summer’s international tournament.

Rosicky has been in fine form for his country, despite failing to feature more than once for his club this season.

The 35 year-old managed under 20 minutes of action last season, coming off the bench against Burnley back in January, but failed to reappear until joining up with the Czech Republic squad for their warm-up matches in May.

Rosicky has now succumbed to a thigh injury which is expected to keep him from participating in the remainder of his country’s Euro 2016 title bid, which will come as a huge blow to their chances.

His side will have to win their final group game with Turkey on Tuesday to stand a chance of making it through, in which they may be able to qualify as one of the best third-placed sides of the group stages.

Fellow Arsenal star Petr Cech will likely be given the captain’s armband for the remaining matches of the tournament.

Rosicky could well struggle to find himself a new team to play for next season should his fitness worries continue, and he may be forced to consider retiring if he feels his fitness worries are unlikely to let up.

There is no shame in hanging up your boots at the tender age of 35, but as he has shown in the Euro 2016 tournament is that he still possesses the ability to play to a very decent standard.

He became the oldest player to feature for the Czech Republic at a European Championship, and also holds the record for having been the youngest ever to appear for the same side at a Euro tournament also.

Has his time finally come to hang up his boots?

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  1. His time at Arsenal was always going to end now since he was good signing 10 years ago but needed to be replaced. And what about the Copa America Sanchez is on fire I heard.

    1. I am watching the DVR recording now. Alexsis has 2 assists and a goal in under 60 minutes. And Mexico has been impossible to beat the last 20 games or so. 5 – 0 so far.

      To be fair the entire Chile team is unstoppable in this game.

  2. In his 10 years at arsenal rosicky played just 170 of the 380 league matches, but still took his full salary.

    If anyone is going to take him knowing those stats and knowing that he is now 35 and 36 soon then it has to be on pay as you play deal, otherwise rosicky is simplify robbing those fans like he did arsenal fans for 10 years.

    Can you imagine doing what u do and being able to do it 45% of the time. How long would you keep your job?

    1. No player chooses to be injured! How can you say he robbed Arsenal, TR7 is Arsenal through and through. If Arsenal didn’t put an injury policy into his contract that is the clubs fault, just read a few of the testimonials about him from other players. TR7 is the epitome of what football is all about.

      It’s sad that you can’t see that

      P.S. Almost everyday that he was injured he was still at the training grounds to encourage the younger players when he didn’t have to be there!

    2. Hmmm did you know that Dennis Bergkamp only played 315 games in 11 years at Arsenal. That is less than 30 a season. Thief!

  3. at least he is better and more rounded than Ozil….Rosicky has same number of assist as Ozil in this ongoing tournament…..Germany couldn’t penetrate Poland defence in their last match, this is exactly the same weakness in Ozil game….Ballack slayed them for that reason….Ozil is only good at giving accurate passes, he is not Iniesta nor Silva. I know those Ozil fans will say he has the highest assist in England, but they forget Messi has the highest assist in Europe for the past 4years… that is just one of the qualities of Messi and not the only quality…..assist is the only quality Ozil has…….

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