Arsenal fans were overjoyed on Tuesday after Tomas Rosicky signed back to Sparta Prague, his boyhood club.
They weren’t happy because he’d left north London, in fact, he was a fan favourite, they were happy for him, since they know how much he loves the Czech team. When a player comes full circle, it’s always a little heart-warming for some reason. I guess it’s because it shows they’ve never forgotten where they’ve come from.
At the age of 34, the Czech international was never going to get regular playing time at Arsenal. Although footballers can play past his age if they’re in goal or even in defence, when they’re in midfield and like to zip about as much as he does, they can start to incur injury problems, which is exactly what happened to our Little Mozart.
OFFICIAL: Sparta Prague have re-signed midfielder Tomas Rosicky on a two-year contract after he left Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/9YXJ4WWngr
— Transfer Central TNC (@TransferNewsCen) August 30, 2016
No one wanted him to leave but after he was out for near enough a whole season through injury, it was time to say goodbye and we knew it.
After picking up yet another injury during Euro 2016, the midfielder received treatment at London Colney before signing back to Sparta Prague.
He’ll wear the number 10 shirt.
Tomáš Rosický will wear no.10 at Sparta. pic.twitter.com/8BvqaTL3oi
— AC Sparta Prague (@ACSparta_EN) August 30, 2016
Good luck, Little Mozart.