Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is ready to leave the Emirates Stadium on a Bosman free transfer this summer following the expiry of his contract.
The 34-year-old has grown increasingly frustrated about his lack of regular first-team action with the Gunners this season, which has deterred him from signing a 12-month extension to remain in north London.
According to The Sun, Rosicky does not want to spend what could potentially be his last year in professional football watching on from the sidelines, and so is willing to find a new club that can guarantee him more playing time.
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Arsene Wenger would ideally like to keep the veteran Czech Republic international, but is powerless to prevent the £80,000-a-week star from departing when his current deal ends.
Nine years after signing for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in a £7 million deal, Rosicky could finally quit the Premier League, with a number of suitors in the Bundesliga in Germany and back in his homeland.
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His departure will bring an end to the stay of one of the club's longest-serving players, who is still highly regarded by everyone associated with the Gunners and remains a hugely popular figure amongst supporters.
Rosicky's talent has never been doubted, but he's found himself in direct competition with star performer Santi Cazorla and club-record signing Mesut Ozil, which have restricted him to very few appearances.
In fact, the midfielder has started just five Premier League games for Arsenal in 2014/15, so it's easy to see why Rosicky is considering his future away from the English capital.
He recently admitted that he came close to leaving in the January transfer window, but after a brief run of games at the start of 2015 was convinced to stay put with the promise of a new contract at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal have maintained their side of the bargain with regards to that offer, but it looks as though Rosicky will now move on after falling out of first-team favour again in the eyes of Wenger.
Arsenal fans: Will you be sad to see Tomas Rosicky leave the Emirates this summer? Where do you think he'll end up moving? Share your thoughts below…
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