Tomas Rosicky is one of a number of long term injury concerns at the moment, with the Czech international sidelined with a nasty knee injury. His compatriot and newest Arsenal signing Petr Cech has given us an update however, as reported by Czech website iSport.
Cech and Rosicky were good friends before the 33-year-old made the switch from Chelsea, having played together extensively for the national side. The former Blues shot-stopper suggests everything is going well as far as Rosicky’s recovery is going, and is convinced Rosicky should be happy.
“Thomas [sic] is with us every day, but trains individually because he has a programme. Everything is going according to plan, everyone is happy at how his knee heals. His injuries were not short, it is important that it’s managed and everything runs as it should. I think he can be happy,” Cech said.
“Tomas continues recovering very well, I think everything is going well.”
Rosicky has barely kicked a ball at Arsenal for quite some time, although his absence last season was a bit of a mystery considering the impact he had during the tail end of the 2013/14 campaign. Injuries have obviously played their part, but there have been plenty of times when he has seemingly been fully fit but simply not used.
It looks as though his time at the club may be coming to an end, and many expected him to leave this past summer. Arsene Wenger took up an option to extend Rosicky’s contract by a year, although the player didn’t seem to have much say in the matter – nor did he seem too happy about it (via Goal).
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Cech seems convinced that his teammate will be at the club come February however, and when asked if he’d still be here after the winter window, he responded by saying, “I believe so”.
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It would obviously be a shame to see Rosicky leave, but it’s also not nice to see him rotting away on the bench – or not in the squad at all as the case has been more often than not. Hopefully when he returns to full fitness he is either given his opportunity, or we adequately replace him and he’s allowed to move on.