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Appreciating Tomas Rosicky 0

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Many legends come and go in English football, and many have come and gone at the Emirates over the last few years. However, one player in particular who we feel like hasn’t received the respect he deserves in Tomas Rosicky. You may not have been the biggest fan of his style and you may have preferred other midfielders over him throughout his Arsenal tenure, but nobody can deny that he was a committed member of the squad for the better part of a decade.

Arsenal’s Petr Cech set to become most-capped Czech Republic international 0

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is on the verge of making history for the Czech Republic, with the veteran shot-stopper on course to become his country’s most-capped star. The 33-year-old has made 117 appearances for the Nároďák, and will surpass Karel Poborsky’s total of 118 if he features against Serbia and Poland this month.

He’s been a regular for his country for 13 years, and is now on course to become the Czech’s highest appearance maker. Cech has shone for his new club this season, delivering standout showings between the sticks since his move from London rivals Chelsea, and will be hoping to shine for his country on what could be a landmark month in his career.

Tomas Rosicky out for up to two months 0

Posted on August 12, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Czech Republic international attacking midfielder Tomas Rosicky could be out of action for up to two months. His agent Pavel Paska talking about Rosicky said: “(Rosicky) underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his knee on August 4.

“The recovery is expected to take four to eight weeks.”

The 34-year-old picked-up the injury in the Czech Republic’s European Championship qualifier against Iceland in June and it seems it will be a while before Rosicky pulls on an Arsenal short again.

Rosicky was heavily linked with a move away from the Gunners this summer, with homeland club Sparta Prague mooted as a prospective destination for Rosicky.

Should Tomas Rosicky get more game time for Arsenal next season? 1

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky played a full 90 minutes for the Czech Republic against Iceland, despite being the ripe old age of 34, and may well have given manager Arsene Wenger something to think about for the coming season.

The talented playmaker was public in his disappointment to be given such little playing time for the Gunners in 2014/15, and certainly feels he still has a lot to offer his club of nine years. He remains a regular in his national team, and hopes such form for the Czech’s could see him force his way into the first-team next campaign.

Rosicky fuels exit talk after seeking more game time 8

Posted on September 04, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

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.”

Tomas Rosicky could miss Chelsea clash with ankle injury 0

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed midfielder Tomas Rosicky is ‘a doubt’ for Saturday’s early kickoff against Chelsea.

‘We have a doubt about Rosicky. He will have a test this morning on his ankle. Apart from that we have no major problem. That issue will be decided after training, everybody else will be available.’ – Arsene Wenger.

The Czech Republic international has been consistent for the Gunners this season – scoring two goals and making one assist in 19 league appearances. Injuries have blighted his career with the Londoners, but this season he’s enjoying his best return in two years.

Should Rosicky retain his place over Ozil against Stoke? 1

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger previously revealed summer-signing Mesut Ozil is to be back in the match day squad this weekend after being rested allegedly for a thigh complaint.

However, considering the nature of Arsenal’s next league opponents, there’s reason for Ozil to step aside for fellow midfielder Tomas Rosicky to continue his run in the side.

Rosicky rallied the troops ahead of a must-win match away to Stoke City at a ground Arsenal haven’t won at in the Premier League since 2010. The Potters’ rugged style of play has always trumped over Arsenal’s patient fluid football when the Gunners were the travelling side, and it’s such rugged attributes that has led Rosicky to enjoy a impressive season despite ongoing injury setbacks.

How useful has Tomas Rosicky been this season? 4

Posted on January 06, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

For Arsenal’s FA Cup Third Round clash against Tottenham Hotspur, midfielder Tomas Rosicky was named in the ‘number 10’ attacking-midfield role – rolling back the years of his Dortmund days. He got his first goal of the season after tackling Tottenham defender Danny rose on the half way line – keeping his composure to run 50 yards with the ball, and to chip over onrushing ‘keeper Hugo Lloris.

West Ham United keen on Tomas Rosicky 1

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

West Ham United are reportedly interested in Arsenal’s industrious midfielder Tomas Rosicky. The 33-year old has endured an injury-plagued time with the Gunners since moving from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and is now in the final year of his contract.

If he makes 25 appearances with Arsenal this season, he’ll be in line for an extension. But West Ham are eyeing him up if he fails to hit the target and is subsequently released the following summer.

The news comes as a surprise as many wouldn’t consider manager Sam Allardyce a fan of ball-players such as Rosicky. However, a close source revealed the Hammers boss does sometimes favour the players with good ball-retention stats.

Tomas Rosicky a doubt for Sunderland clash 1

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s industrious midfielder Tomas Rosicky could be another name on the Gunners’ injury list after limping out of his side’s World Cup qualifying match against Italy.

The Czech Republic international could be missing for a number of weeks with what looked to be a leg injury.

While Rosicky has started all three of his side’s Premier League games this season, he faces stiff competition from new arrival Mesut Ozil – who signed from La Liga runners-up Real Madrid.

Many feel he could be one to lose his place, as midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been in insatiable form for the London outfit this campaign.



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