Soccer – Wenger reveals Rosicky injury fears


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Tomas Rosicky will be out of action for “for two to three months” and is hoping the veteran midfielder has not played his last game for the club.

The 35-year-old playmaker, who is out of contract at the end of the season, picked up a thigh injury in his first appearance since May in last Saturday’s 2-1 win against Burnley in the FA Cup.
It has led to fears the former Borussia Dortmund schemer may have made his final appearance for the Premier League title-chasers but manager Wenger says he hopes Rosicky will be back before May.
“Rosicky is out for a longer period,” the Frenchman told reporters.
“Has he already played his last game for Arsenal? I don’t want to be too dramatic. We have to support him. I hope he has not played his last game for us yet.
“But his injury is quite serious. It is a muscular problem, but the good news is that he does not need surgery. He could be out of action for two to three months.”
Czech Republic international Rosicky moved to north London in 2006 for an undisclosed fee from the Bundesliga giants and has made nearly 200 appearances for the club.
“We are all shocked, but we hope the match against Burnley was not his last game for us,” Wenger said.
Arsenal travel to take on in-form Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday and are currently priced 3/1 by Bet365 to win this season’s title.