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 manager Arsene Wenger recently paid tribute to departing midfielder Tomas Rosicky, calling the Czech playmaker ‘perfect for Arsenal’ after ten years’ service with the Gunners. Rosicky has struggled with injuries during his decade at the club which has cut his game time significantly, and Wenger admitted regret that he couldn’t get more games from the veteran.
“He had all the football qualities to play the game we love to play here, and I would say Tomas Rosicky was the perfect player for Arsenal. It will always be a frustration he didn’t play more games because first of all Tomas was an exceptional talent. I personally, like we all do here, love the player. The standing ovation he gets every time he walks out there tells you a lot,” said the Arsenal boss.
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has made it clear that he has no plans to hang up his boots when his contract at the Emirates expires in June.
The 35-year-old was informed that he contract with the club would not be extended and despite failing to play a senior game since recovering from injury, the Czech Republic star was given a guard of honour after the last match of the season.
Rosicky was full of emotions as his ten-year spell with the club came to an end, but he has made it clear he is only thinking about representing his country at the Euro 2016 finals, and pondering retirement.
Premier League giants Arsenal could soon be announcing the first signing of the summer transfer window as they are reportedly closing in on Borussia M’gladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Rheinische Post has suggested that an agreement is on the horizon after the Gunners submitted a £34 million offer for the Switzerland international, having previously had a £21.7m proposal rejected.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to wrap up the deal as soon as possible, with Xhaka set to join the Switzerland squad for the pre-Euro 2016 training camp.
According to the Daily Mail, veteran Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to move to Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer.
The 34-year-old’s contract at the Emirates Stadium this season and it now looks inevitable that he will leave the north London club at the expiration of his contract.
City have endured a disappointing campaign this season and a place in the Champions League is even in jeopardy. The Gunners face City this weekend, with Pellegrini’s side odds of 6/4 to claim a win over Arsene Wenger’s side.
Pep Guardiola wants him on his backroom staff
Arsenal’s ageing midfield trio look set to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer with their contracts up at the end of the season and no deals being table to extend their stay into 2016/17. Combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini, deep-lying player Mikel Arteta and industrious playmaker Tomas Rosicky are all out of contract next month, and have made 24 Premier League appearances between them this season.
With Jack Wilshere returning from injury to strengthen a central midfield that includes Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, there’s no longer a place for Arsenal’s veterans. Arteta and Flamini have proven to be useful when the Londoners were suffering an injury crisis, but Rosicky has been out of action for the majority of the season.
Arsenal midfielders Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could soon be ready to return into first team action, the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has moved to confirm.
The Emirates outfit play host to Crystal Palace this weekend, hoping to cement the third place in the standings, and there have been some very good news ahead of the clash against the Eagles.
Namely, Arsene Wenger has revealed that Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expected to resume full training next week.
“Next week they will be back maybe, they are not back in full training yet. They are still on fitness work,” Wenger said.
Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick the summer. The Mirror are claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could make an attempt to sign the central midfielder this summer, when his contract expires.
The Mirror also claims that Gunners boss Wenger is a big fan of Carrick and has tried to sign the veteran former-England star on three separate occassions. With Carrick becoming a free agent this summer, the Frenchman may just make a move for the midfielder.
Carrick will no doubt be in-demand, but a move to another big club like Arsenal could be tempting for the former-Tottenham star.
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has hailed the impact of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez this season and believes the duo are making the difference for the Gunners in the title-race. Ozil leads the assist charts in the Premier League this campaign, while Alexis Sanchez was the Londoners’ top scorer last season.
The pair should both start against Leicester City on the weekend, and Arsenal are 4/5 to pick up all three points as a result. Victory would see them cut the deficit to City to two points, and Rosicky feels the added attacking talent in their squad is winning them games they’d previously fall short in.
Having made his first Arsenal appearance for seven months last weekend in Arsenal’s FA Cup over Burnley, the Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky was forced off the pitch with a tight strain and he is now in for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Fresh injury blow could call time on Tomas Rosicky’s hopes of making another appearance for Arsenal this season, BBC has reported.
The fresh test on the extent of his latest injury have confirmed that Rosicky has suffered the partial tear of his tendon and this injury will most likely keep the 35-year-old out of action for three months, which means that the experienced midfielder may have played his final game for the club as well.