Roma Plan Ambitious £5m Move to Sign Arsenal Midfielder

Serie A side want experienced Gunners favourite.

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Roma have approached Arsenal over a £5m move for Tomas Rosicky in January.

The Czech Republic midfielder’s time in north London has been severely disrupted by injury and he has not played this season following further problems.

An Achilles’ tendon injury sustained last summer has held Rosicky back and Arsene Wenger could look to cash-in on him in January.

Roma are interested in the 32-year-old and have already sounded out Arsenal over a possible move. His current contract expires in June 2014 and the Serie A club believe they can land him on the cheap.


Injury has blighted Tomas Rosicky’s Arsenal career which has at times appeared to take off only to then be hit with another set-back. Last term the Czech Republic midfielder sprang into life for a period, where he greatly impressed most specifically against AC Milan, Tottenham and Liverpool but the 32 year old hasn’t been fit and able to make an impact this term.

Therefore a move away from the Emirates Stadium is perhaps a very real possibility and £5m may well just see the former Borussia Dortmund man on his way to the Stadio Olimpico.

Rosicky moved to Arsenal in the summer of 2006 and after a solid first couple of seasons he spent all of 2008/09 out with a hamstring tendon injury and has struggled for a sustained period of full fitness ever since.

Though Arsenal have a large number of talented creative midfielders a fully fit Rosicky would perhaps challenge the likes of Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta, who now plays in a more defensively minded role, for a first team role but given his age there is every chance that a decent offer for the ‘The Little Mozart’.

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