21-year-old Sparta Prague midfielder Michal Sacek says he idolises Tomas Rosicky, and dreams that he could one day follow the former Gunner in moving to the Emirates.
“It’s great to be in [a] team with him. After each game, he gives me advice and helps me analyse the performance.
“I wonder if one day I can follow in his footsteps on the pitch of the Emirates Stadium.”
The u21 international has become a regular in the Sparta Prague first team, appearing in six of their first nine league games, although he only made the bench for the Europa League qualifiers.
As a result, he couldn’t help to stop Red Star Belgrade triumphing over Sparta Prague and joining the Gunners in the group stage.
It sounds like Rosicky has only good things to say about his time in North London, if the players around him now want to come and join Arsenal.
Tomas, now 37, spent 10 years with the Gunners, making 247 appearances and scoring 28 goals, including a few memorable efforts in the derby matches against Spurs. During his time at the club he was a real fan favourite.
Sacek is yet to make his full international debut, but he made the bench against Belgium back in June, and is playing regularly for the youth side, where he has appeared at both right-back and central-midfield.
For his club, he mostly plays a defensive central role.
If he’s keen, perhaps Arsenal should send a scout over to watch him play, or get in touch with Rosicky to get the lowdown.