Tomas Rosicky has expressed his disappointment that he has barely played for Arsenal this season, and said that although he’s expressed his concerns to Arsene Wenger, it’s too soon to consider asking for a transfer.
The Czech veteran signed a new contract last season which takes him up to the end of the current campaign, but so far his involvement has amounted to 2o minutes in the Community Shield and a couple of minutes at the end of the Champions League qualifier away to Besiktas.
Back in his home country for the Interlull, he spoke to the local press who asked if he was unhappy with how things have been going so far.
“I am sorry that I did not get a chance, it’s a shame. While the team isn’t playing very well, I thought that I could help but if you’re not on the pitch there’s nothing you can do.”
They pressed him on whether or not he’d spoken to Arsene Wenger about it, and he replied, “I don’t want to talk about it. We had a little conversation! He does not want me leaving Arsenal, but of course for me it’s not easy.
“It is is too soon [to talk about a transfer]. We played five games, the season is still getting going. The Champions League starts, the schedule will be great.
“We’ll see how it looks in the coming weeks, months. I am disappointed that I did not get a chance, but that’s the only thing I can be.
“I have to be poised for the moment, and to take my chance when it comes. That’s the only thing I can do.”
The fact that Arsenal have already had games with red cards and players forced off early through injury means the manager hasn’t been able to use Rosicky in games that were, at times, crying out for his energy and drive.
So if his teammates could stop getting banjaxed and sent off, I’m sure we’ll see more of him in the near future.
Thanks to @RYO_cleverfish for the heads up