Tomas Rosicky should be back in full training in three weeks time, according to Arsene Wenger.
The 35-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee in August after picking up an injury on international duty in June. Originally ruled out for up to eight weeks by his agent, he’s now been on the sidelines for five months.
Rosicky scored three goals in 24 appearances last season but hasn’t played for Arsenal since May when he came off the bench against Sunderland. His last start was back in March; a 2-1 win at QPR.
The midfielder will mark an injury-hit decade at Arsenal at the end of the current campaign and will no doubt be hoping for a few swansong appearances before he weighs up his next move.
Arsene Wenger has always spoken positively about the experience and energy Rosicky brings to his squad and did not hesitate to activate a one-year extension to veteran Czech’s contract, even though the player himself had reservations of staying on in North London.