Oh Sweet Jesus!
Czech Republic winger Rosicky has only just returned to action after 18 months out through injury.
However, according to the Sun, Rosicky suffered a strained hamstring in training on Wednesday and has been told by medical staff that he will be out of action until the middle of September.
Arsenal will now be without Rosicky for their Champions League qualifier as well as the first four Premier League matches.
Rosicky has not played for Arsenal since rupturing knee ligaments in January last year.
Arsene Wenger has already lost Samir Nasri to a broken leg while Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure have both left the club in recent weeks. (Daily Telegraph)
This is not good news, in fact I would go as far as to say, this is bad news. Clearly its true that getting back from a long term injury can indeed lead to a player repeatedly sustaining recurring knocks, just look at Owen Hargreaves, you have to wonder when Rosicky will come back fully fighting fit and what the hell do we do before that magical occurrence?
With Samir out as well we will struggle to effectively fill the position but we do have plenty of youngsters who can be called upon to step into the breach. Most of our young crop coming through the reserves and youth sides are a season wiser and should be able to help when first teamers are ruled out.
We could still do with a signing or two before the window shuts though, so get on with Arsene!