Tomas Rosicky could be set for a January exit if his playing situation doesn’t change, and he has every right to be upset.
The 33-year-old midfielder has yet to feature for the Gunners this season despite an apparent lack of attacking cohesion, something the veteran Czech international could have helped to rectify.
Rosicky earned a new deal toward the end of last season after some fantastic performances toward the tail end of last season, especially in the absence of a number of Arsenal’s creative talents.
With Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla in the mix, Rosicky has been restricted to watching from the sidelines. While he admitted his frustration at the lack of involvement, the Czech captain will see how the first half of the season pans out before re-evaluating his situation.
I’m naturally disappointed not to have been given a chance.
We will see what the situation looks like in the coming weeks and months [before deciding to leave].
The lack of match practice has been absolutely terrible and, naturally, it makes me very sorry that I haven’t been given a chance yet.
We’ve not been playing well and I think I could have helped, but I’ve not been given a chance.
Unfortunately for Rosicky, both Santi and Ozil have slotted seamlessly into the side while the likes of Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only complicating matters for the attacking midfielder. His comments are completely understandable.
With plenty of games on the horizon however we will certainly see more of Rosicky and hopefully Wenger chooses to utilize him more in matches as he’s a reliable player to call upon. In the FA Cup final we saw the intensity and precision he adds to the midfield, introduced late on with Wilshere, Rosicky helped inspire our creative department for the winning goal.
Against Leicester we should’ve seen the Czech introduced but with plenty of attacking options on the bench it’s difficult to choose the right solution with limited substitutes. Rosicky just needs to continue to train hard and he will get plenty of chances to represent the Gunners this season especially when the fixtures start to come at us thick and fast.
I’m a massive fan of the Little Mozart and he will prove his class once again this season.