Injury means Rosicky may have played final time for Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 4th February 2016 1:17

Tomas Rosicky: Moves back to Sparta Prague

Tomas Rosicky: Moves back to Sparta Prague

Tomas Rosicky may have played his final match for Arsenal as the midfielder’s thigh injury is worse than first feared.

The Czech Republic international Rosicky was injured on his first appearance after returning from seven months out in Arsenal’s victory over Burnley.

Arsenal originally thought the 35-year-old would originally be sidelined for another month.

But according to the Daily Mail, following a thorough assessment, Rosicky is facing an extended period out.

With his contract expiring in the summer, the former Borussia Dortmund man may never kick a ball for the Gunners again.

“Nobody understands how it happened,” Wenger said on Monday.

“I told him straight away after half-time to warm-up. I observed him, he’s very conscientious Tomas, he did sprint after sprint after sprint.

“He comes on, after three minutes he got the injury. I looked at him and thought  he wasn’t running properly because he didn’t lift his legs and he lost some balls.

“I was amazed he lost because he is top level technically. He told me after the game that he did it straight away, then I understood why that happened to him.

“He said: ‘I stayed on because you couldn’t change any more.’ He warmed up well, for 20 minutes. He’s devastated. Unbelievable. He’s such a good player but his career has been disrupted by so many injuries. He’s 35, it’s difficult for him.”

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