Rosicky return put on back burners

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is unlikely to feature for the Gunners again this season, but is expected to be fit and raring to go for the start of the new Premier League campaign in August. The injury-plagued Czech Republic captain has been sidelined since January 2008 with both hamstring and knee problems. And manager Arsene Wenger has now informed Rosicky’s agent, Pavel Paska, that he does not wish to risk the former Borussia Dortmund star between now and the end of the season.

“The statement of Arsene Wenger has not surprised us," said Paska.

“The situation is that Tomas would be able to start in the last two fixtures if the intensity of training sessions was enormous, and it is not necessary to take this risk.

“This is the last delay.”

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