Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has expressed his discontent at being subsidiary to the first-team so far this season. The former Borussia Dortmund playmaker has played just 22 minutes of football in 2014/15, and has been linked with a move away as a result.
“The season is yet to get going, the Champions League will begin and it will be a roller-coaster of fixtures. We will see what the situation looks like in the coming weeks and months, how it develops. I’m naturally disappointed not to have been given a chance but not panicking yet.”
Last season, the 33-year-old made 27 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, scoring twice and making an assist. However, he averaged less than an hour of playing time per game, and has been somewhat surplus this season.
Rosicky has the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain competing with him for a first-team place, which has seen the Czech midfielder missing out so far.
While he didn’t make an transfer request during the summer transfer window, there’s every chance Rosicky may consider his future in January if he still isn’t playing. He has two years left on his deal with Arsenal, so he won’t want to get stuck playing in the reserves in the eve of his career.