Arsenal winger to be tempted by Italian job?
AS Roma are planning a January move for Arsenal winger Tomas Rosicky, according to reports on Wednesday morning.
Rosicky, who has yet to kick a ball this season after suffering an achilles injury, has been repeatedly linked with moves away London in the last 18 months, not least last summer when it appeared he would be joining Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga.
The Czech winger only signed a new contract in March, though, and his agent Pavel Paska is talking down a move away. But with first-team football expected to be a rare commodity when he returns from injury, the 31-year-old could be tempted by a last big-money move. Roma are thought to be willing to spend £5 million.
In the summer, Rosicky was also thinking of calling time on his international career in an attempt to keep playing for longer.
“I’m not the youngest anymore and have had problems with my fitness,” he told the club’s official website, alluding to the issues that have restricted him to just 78 Premier League starts since 2006.
Manager Arsene Wenger remains a fan, though, even if he can’t guarantee much playing time.
“I’ve always been a big admirer of Tomas’ abilities,” he said in March. “I believe he is an exceptional player, a natural footballer who is technically top class.”