A very warm Monday greeting to you all.
No new transfer speculation to discuss today, which gives me the opportunity to say a few words about Tomas Rosicky.
The Czech man has spoken of his current fitness situation and the chances of making a successful recovery for next season. Rosicky has admitted that although he is as fit as he has ever been in his time at Arsenal and could have played before the end of last season, he remains unsure of how his body will hold up when he returns to first-team football. In his own words:
“Until I play in a league match I will not be able to tell what my chances are. When it comes to fitness alone, I must say that I am in a better shape than I was when I came to Arsenal. But I don’t know what will happen after I make repeated sprints from one end of the pitch to the other.”
Fully fit he is one of the best players and surest passers at the club and an absolute shoo-in for a starting position in the midfield. But it remains a sad fact that Rosicky simply cannot be relied upon next season and until he proves his fitness he will remain a frustratingly peripheral figure at the Arsenal Football Club.
While it would be foolish to count Rosicky among the manager’s plans it’s hard to ignore the fact that he, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and Alex Song would make a fine midfield quartet and would allow Andrey Arshavin to push forward into his favoured support-striker role. As it is, I sincerely hope that he can repay the faith that Arsene Wenger and the club have put in him by making a strong recovery.
And that’s really all I wanted to say today. Have a bright start to the week.
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