Rosicky Is Back – But When?
The one player that we missed for a season and a half has been Tomas Rosicky. It was a nothing injury that turned into a nightmare for the club and the player.
Rosicky was creative, direct, and scored goals. He offered us an avenue of attack from both wings. It has been a long and tireless path back to fitness, but hopefully he will be back in contention soon.
The Czech playmaker gave a interview recently which whilst reassuring but also confusing and not as positive as I had hoped.
“I will be back in the autumn,” Rosicky said. “According to my fitness coach Tony Colbert I could have been playing at the end of the [last] season as he thought my fitness was okay.
“It was obvious from the training that I was ready to play, if not for 90 minutes. But the club decided not to play me. They saw that I was OK, but maybe they just did not want to take the gamble.
“Until I play in a league match I will not be able to tell what my chances are, but when it comes to fitness alone I am in better shape than when I came to Arsenal.
“Now that I have recovered, I am a new option for the manager.”
In his first sentence, he says he will be back in the autumn, I hope he realises the season starts in the summer and not September and this was just a slip.
With the return of Rosicky and Eduardo, we genuinely have two new signings for this season, players that have the ability to make a difference, all that remains is to see if both are really over their injuries.