Tomas Rosicky will not be playing for his country this weekend in the world cup qualifiers as his national team manager and Arsene Wenger has reached an agreement that will ensure the player is not played in the qualifier when they take on Malta this weekend and later Bulgaria in midweek.
“Arsenal have asked us to excuse Rosicky for health reasons. We have called up Borek Dockal” from Sparta Prague to replace him, Pesice said who is Czech’s interim manager.
The midfielder was injured the last time he played for his national team and had to miss 4 weeks of action only return last week in the champions league 2-0 win over Napoli. He also played some part in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw away to West Brom on Sunday.
“But Tomas wasn’t completely fit after the game. (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger got in touch with me and we agreed not to take Tomas to the qualifiers,” said Czech national team director Vladimir Smicer.
With Rosicky staying behind to continue training, Wenger has one less player to worry about getting injured as the gunners already have key players such as Alex Oxlade-chamberlain, Diaby Podolski and others ruled out with injury.