|Desc||Tomas Rosicky is universally admired for the way he fought back from an 18-month absence to re-establish himself in the Arsenal squad. When he returned, he had added a relentless work rate and impressive slide-tackling to his game. He also has a handy habit of scoring against Spurs, which helps|
|Club as Player||Arsenal FC|
2009 03 28 Retrieve
[The Czech Republic international has explained that his 14 month injury nightmare] When you have two operations and are still in constant pain for almost a year, of course I thought I would never play again. It’s been a very difficult time. I had so many scans and saw so many doctors around Europe. But now, at last, I know the knee is all right and I will soon play again. And that is such a good feeling.
[The 28-year-old recently suffered a further injury setback] I now have a groin injury. But, after the long-term problems with my knee, which was a very rare injury, I know it will be all right because I was already doing almost everything on the pitch.
2017 12 20 Retrieve
[Ex-Arsenal star Rosicky announces retirement] After careful consideration I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what professional football requires. I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most
2018 09 23 Retrieve
[Rosicky also believes that Arsenal could be about to benefit from a fresher Ozil now that he has retired from international duty on the back of a World Cup showing over the summer which saw him once again generate unfair criticism] It can be tricky at the start for him, but again we will see his development in the new team. Because I think in the long term it can be positive for him that he will suddenly have a break now and he can rest and train properly, and prepare himself for the Premier League. I think he will still be a key player for Arsenal and, if he is playing well, Arsenal will be playing well. I am looking forward to seeing Arsenal more and I hope they will grow. Arsenal has a new manager and a completely different style, so the next games will show us more how the team is developing