Reports today say that Tomas Rosicky has returned to Arsenal to train as he seeks to return to fitness after an almost year long battle with injury.
He had knee surgery around this time last year and spent most of the first half of the season out. He returned for an FA Cup 3rd round tie but picked up a serious thigh injury – leaving him in an emotional state as he knew what it meant for his Arsenal career. He never made another appearance for the club.
The Czech international did play in the European Championships, but remains without a club at this point. There were some rumours earlier in the summer that he might be considering calling time on his football career, but perhaps the fact he’s back at London Colney suggests he’s looking to play on for one more year.
Last summer he had offers from a number of MLS clubs, but it remains to be seen if those options remain open to him this time around.
In typical Arsene Wenger and Arsenal style, the door has remained open to him to get fit until such time as he’s made a decision about what he wants to do.
Let’s hope he can find a club and stay fit for another season – it’s the least he deserves.