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Tomas Rosicky | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 148

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Tomas Rosicky will not be ready for the start of the new season after Arsene Wenger confirmed the 34 year-old won't train for another 4/5 weeks after picking up a knee injury.
Rosicky suffered the problem while playing in a Euro 2016 qualifying match for the Czech Republic in Iceland and despite Wenger initially claiming the injury was only minor it now seems that the midfielder is unlikely to feature until September. Rosicky will be no-more than a squad player if Arsenal can keep their treatment room clear of any serious issues and Wenger will be hoping the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta can remain fully fit following an injury ravaged 2014/15 campaign. Jul 14 - 11:13 AM
Source: The Metro

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Tomas Rosicky has taken to the media to register a complaint about his lack of playing time at Arsenal this season.

The root of Tomas Rosicky's discontent is that he only started five matches this season for Arsenal despite being healthier than usual and playing well when he was given a chance. Despite his relative lack of chances, Arsenal elected to exercise a further one-year option on his contract rather than letting him leave on a free this summer. His quotes to an outlet called iSport in the Czech Republic "It's frustrating but I am a professional. Even if you lose your place, you must be still prepared because the situation can change" certainly gives the impression that he'll be a reluctant good soldier at best heading into the 2015-16 season.
Jun 9 - 2:08 PM

Tomas Rosicky will add veteran depth to the Arsenal bench next season after signing a one-year extension at the Emirates.

The Czech Republic midfielder had a strong run of performances in the middle of the season when injuries decimated Arsenal's central midfield. When the squad enjoyed better health, Rosicky was the definition of a squad player. Entering the season when he will turn 35, apparently being a squad player on a Champions League participant is more attractive than taking a step down in competitiveness to play more. If injuries again hit Arsenal in bulk then he will be a valuable player to have available.
May 26 - 11:02 AM

Tomas Rosicky is expected to overcome his recent bout of illness as Arsenal travel to St James’ Park to face a depleted Newcastle side hoping to make it six consecutive wins [and 9 from their last 10] to keep their European charge on track.

Wenger has a relatively fit squad for Saturdays’ encounter although the French coach does admit that fatigue maybe a factor which played a part during the second half of Tuesday nights’ UEFA Champions League game in Monaco. However the Gunners do have options as Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott were afforded minutes from the bench while Gabriel is available again should Mertesacker or Koscielny require a rest. Mathieu Flamini, Callum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs are worth serious consideration if Wenger does decide to mix things up. Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are still 2-3 weeks away while Jack Wilshere won’t be back until after the international break.
Source: ESPN FC
Mar 19 - 7:47 AM

Tomas Rosicky has had a brief burst of productivity since Week 18 but it is likely to come to an end with Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil returning to health.

Tomas Rosicky has played three of Arsenal's past four Premier League matches and compiled 31 of his 32 fantasy points for the season (Yahoo format) over that stretch. He has looked good in real life in addition to posting solid fantasy numbers. Despite these positive indicators, it is likely that Rosicky will revert to a fantasy-irrelevant reserve role with Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil returning to the starting line-up. It isn't clear exactly how Arsene Wenger will deploy his troops going forward but Rosicky's value as a fantasy commodity is likely at it's end for the immediate future.
Jan 14 - 12:30 PM

Tomas Rosicky may be forced into a second start in three matches given Arsenal's injury crisis.

Given his own injury history, Tomas Rosicky is likely best used as a late-match substitute and only very occasional emergency starter. He played well in the Week 18 win over QPR including his first goal of the season but the exertion was enough that he couldn't play in Week 19 due to muscle cramping. With Aaron Ramsey not yet ready to return and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely needed in the attack, Rosicky will be asked to start again with the hope he can repeat his QPR performance against better competition at St. Mary's. He's a solid but not great fantasy start in single ownership formats but probably not worth it in salary cap leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Arsenal's midfield depth received a boost with the news that Tomas Rosicky has overcome a thigh problem and should be available as a substitute against QPR on Boxing Day.

With Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry all out injured the return of Rosicky adds a veteran option in reserve for a team that had to recall Francis Coquelin from loan at Charlton and give him important minutes. Rosicky is unlikely to start at any point but will be a solid reserve that could come in as early as halftime to give Santi Cazorla a rest if Arsenal are up big against the Rs on Boxing Day.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Tomas Rosicky scored a thunderbolt of a goal in the second minute and the goal held up for an Arsenal win in the North London Derby.

The Czech midfielder hasn't scored many spectacular goals in his Arsenal career but the second minute strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned back the clock to the 2006 World Cup match against the United States in Germany. Arsenal purchased Rosicky on the strength of his 2006 World Cup performance and he certainly made good on this day in North London. For fantasy managers, Rosicky's price is also dirt cheap and he's likely to start both matches in Arsenal's two-match week in Match Week 31.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Tomas Rosicky had surgery for two breaks in his nose. He suffered the injury against Aston Villa. He could be available for the Fulham match in a protective match, but that seems unlikely.

Arsene Wenger has strength-in-depth at attacking midfield and is unlikely to risk Rosicky this weekend. Jack Wilshere will likely keep his starting spot, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain an option off the bench.
Source: Arsenal
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Tomas Rosicky has been ill, and will need a late fitness test before the weekend's big first versus third match against Southampton.

Arsenal certainly have depth at attacking midfield, and Rosicky would likely warm the bench should he be passed fit.
Source: Arsenal
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Oft-injured midfielder Tomas Rosicky is at it again and will miss Arsenal's trip to Sunderland in Week 4.

With the arrival of Mesut Ozil and the emergence of Aaron Ramsey it is likely that Tomas Rosicky has been pushed one spot further down the pecking order in Arsenal's midfield. This is a good thing because the oft-injured Czech midfielder is out again with a hamstring injury. He will definitely miss the trip to Sunderland in Week 4 and will be assessed next week to determine his availability beyond that.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 09:59:00 AM