Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has insisted that his situation at the club isn't funny after boss Arsene Wenger used the option to extend his contract.
As reported by Goal.com, the experienced midfielder, who struggled to secure a regular place in the starting XI last term, has hit out at the Gunners' chief, admitting his frustration after failing to even make the bench after extending his deal with the club.
Rosicky, who has starred for Arsenal for the past nine years after leaving German outfit Borussia Dortmund in 2006, failed to make the squad for the club's FA Cup final showdown with Aston Villa last month, but he's hoping the situation will change.
In fact, despite insisting that he will return to the club for pre-season, he's hinted that he could yet move on before the start of the 2015/16 campaign.
Speaking to reporters, the fans' favourite stated: "Since the moment Arsene Wenger 'used' the option in my contract, I haven't even been on the bench.
"I am laughing but it´s not funny. It´s frustrating but I am a professional. Even if you lose your place, you must still be prepared because the situation can change.
"I'll start the summer preparation with Arsenal and that's the whole of my plan for the time being."
There's no doubt about it, Rosicky clearly isn't happy with how things have gone at Arsenal of late, and you can hardly blame him. At the end of the day, it wasn't his decision to renew his contract, so it must be frustrating after Wenger's snub on the first-team scene in recent weeks.
In truth, it appears bizarre that the Arsenal chief even handed him a new deal if the player isn't in his plans for the foreseeable future. Ultimately, Rosicky isn't getting any younger, so his time in north London may well come to an end in the next year.
Perhaps the player could still move on in the upcoming window, with the Arsenal chief hoping to make some added cash from the midfielder's departure.
One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an interesting summer for the experienced star, who will no doubt be desperate to play on a regular basis next term. At his age, he certainly won't want another season sitting on the bench.
Wenger should probably do the right thing, and allow him to depart the club.With the player on a reported £80,000-a-week at the Emirates, it would surely be a smart move for the club to get him off the wage bill. It's time for both player and club to move on.
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