Tomas Rosicky is a Czech Republic international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Arsenal. He plays as a central attacking midfielder and is one of the most important players for the Gunners.
Rosicky commenced his career at Sparta Prague in 1998 and after three hugely impressive seasons was signed by Borussia Dortmund in 2001 for 18 million pounds. He made 126 appearances in the German Bundesliga and scored 19 goals. He was one of the best players in Germany during his five seasons in the Bundesliga.
In the summer of 2006 Arsenal signed the ‘Little Mozart’ on a long-term contract for almost 10 million pounds. The player struggled a bit in the first few games but then soon settled himself into the side.
However, with Arsene Wenger building Arsenal’s game around Cesc Fabregas, there was some restraint posed on Rosicky in terms of his attacking powers. His development at the Emirates Stadium was also hampered by his injury problems and lack of form over the years.
However, Rosicky has always remained an important part of manager Arsene Wenger’s side and despite his injury problems, he has not been farmed out on loan. So far he has made over 130 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.
Rosicky made his international debut for the Czech Republic in 2000 when he was just 19 against the Republic of Ireland. He played for his nation at Euro 2004 and 2006 Germany World Cup but missed Euro 2008 due to injury, but was the captain of his country at Euro 2012.