When it comes to Arsenal’s classy number 7, Tomas Rosicky, you could say his career with The Gunners has been very stop-start. The amount of injuries he’s had to deal with has been a major setback in the development of his career. Rosicky is most definitely one of Arsenal’s better players and if it hadn’t been for his cruel injury curse, the Czech international would have certainly featured a lot more than his current 182 appearances.
Last season saw Rosicky make the attacking midfield position his own. The former Dortmund ace was an integral part of Arsenal going ten games unbeaten and certainly showed he no doubt has a future at The Emirates for seasons to come.
As one of the longest serving Arsenal players in the current squad, Rosicky still has a lot to provide to team. With his skills on the ball, ability to liven up a game, whether that includes injecting pace to passes and movement, as well as his leadership qualities, Tomas Rosicky should by no means be deemed, for sale.
As highlighted before, Rosicky’s injury problems have hindered him from playing his part for a full season. Last season, he only featured in 10 games. By anyone’s standards, that is a very low number of matches and he will most certainly looking to raise that number next season and hope to reach the much esteemed 200 game mark for Arsenal.
When fit, the 32 year old is a giant thorn in the oppositions side. He very much is, an Arsenal-type player. Graceful on the ball and has an eye for a pass, Rosicky certainly fits the mould of the modern day Gunner.
Will Rosicky be a certain starter next season? Probably not. But what he can provide off the bench is priceless. As well as filling in the starting XI when called upon, Arsenal fans feel a sense of stability when the Czech maestro features for The Arsenal. Arsenal need to keep a player like Tomas Rosicky. Far too often in recent years, have Arsenal let go of their experienced and established stars. This could be an excellent chance to keep hold of one of their influential players.
While it’s not as though giants such as Barcelona, Real Madrid or one of our rivals are vying for his signature, the importance of retaining the services of Rosicky are still extremely high. In some ways Rosicky still has a lot to prove and may only have one or two more seasons to do so.
It would be more than fitting if he, himself, could play a part in a successful Arsenal campaign and come away with his first trophy for the club. A player of his calibre and loyalty deserves that much.
What are your thoughts?