Tomas Rosicky has grown frustrated on the Arsenal bench and is set to exit the Emirates at the end of the season. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal fan favourite Tomas Rosicky looks to have called time on his Arsenal career after rejecting a reported one year extension and will seek out pastures new.
Rosicky, now 34, has become frustrated at the lack of first team opportunities.
The former Dortmund playmaker has fallen down the pecking order partly due to injury and now finds himself behind Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere.
The Czech international was signed back in 2006 for only £7 million and has been a good servant to Arsene Wenger. Unfortunately his career in recent years has been blotted by injury and, with Arsenal looking to strengthen in the summer; it was an inevitability that Rosicky may move on due to Wenger being unable to give him first team assurances.
Rosicky who currently earns £80,000-a-week has only started five games this season, which is nowhere near enough to satisfy a player of his pedigree and according to the Sun he is “not prepared to spend another year on the bench”.