Tomas Rosicky has been ruled out for the season after only playing 18 minutes for Sparta Prague.

  • Rosicky made over 200 appearances for Arsenal during 10 years at the club
  • Midfielder missed 155 games through injury while at Arsenal
  • 36-year-old left on a free last summer

Tomas Rosicky made his second debut for Sparta Prague back in September in the opening league game of the season but had to be replaced after only 18 minutes of the 2-2 draw with Mlada Boleslav.

Initially diagnosed as a ‘muscle tear,’ he then developed an Achilles problem which failed to heal and has now resulted in surgery.

But anyone thinking this could be the final straw that breaks the injured camel’s back will be in for a surprise. Tom has no plans to quit.

“It’s like in life,” he said. “If there’s hope, you need to fight for it. I’ll simply give it one more try.”

In other news regarding injury prone players who used to be at Arsenal, Abou Diaby has returned to training with Marseille after seven months out.

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