Returning to Sparta Prague last summer, it’s time to look at Tomas Rosicky to find out how the Arsenal fan favourite is doing back in his homeland.

The 36-year-old, who made just shy of 250 club appearances for Arsenal, easily had plenty more in his locker for another few years at a decent level if he could stay fit.

Persistent injuries meant he missed plenty of matches for Arsenal, including from a lengthy knee injury in January 2008 when he missed 434 days of football.

To his credit, he continued to recover with the same dogged determination that saw him become a fan favourite with most Arsenal supporters.

But in total he missed a whopping 800 days of first-team action over seven years when at the Gunners. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that injury problems have continued beyond his career at the Emirates.

Having already spent three months of the current campaign out with a muscle fibre tear, Rosciky underwent Achilles surgery in late March to try and rectify the problem.

Despite yet another setback, he has unsurprisingly maintained his desire to return.

As quoted by a FourFourTwo article he said, “It’s like in life.

“If there’s hope, you need to fight for it.

“I’ll simply give it one more try.