Tomas Rosicky has been unhappy with his lack of opportunities this season…
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Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has admitted that he has been left disappointed by his lack of first-team opportunities with Arsenal this season.
The 33-year-old Czech international has been afforded just 22 minutes of action so far by manager Arsene Wenger, coming on as a late substitute in both the Community Shield, and the club’s Champions League qualifier against Besiktas.
“The season is yet to get going, the Champions League will begin and it will be a roller-coaster of fixtures,” Rosicky said on his lack of appearances, in quotes carried by the Daily Express.
“We will see what the situation looks like in the coming weeks and months, how it develops. I’m naturally disappointed not to have been given a chance but not panicking yet.
“All I can do now is to train properly and show that I’m prepared. And when the chance comes, to take it. The lack of match practice has been absolutely terrible and, naturally, it makes me very sorry that I haven’t been given a chance yet.
“It is difficult mainly because you know that the potential of the team is elsewhere and we haven’t done well so far. I think I could have helped but, unfortunately, I can’t put myself on the pitch.”
Rosicky joined Arsenal in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund, and has so far made 221 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, scoring 25 goals. The veteran played 39 times last season, helping the North London club secure Champions League football and win the FA Cup.