Tomas Rosicky is facing a battle to save his Arsenal career after Arsene Wenger revealed that he will be out of action for three months.
As reported by the Telegraph, Wenger has confirmed that the veteran has suffered a partial tendon rupture in his thigh.
The 35-year-old picked up the long-term injury during the club's 2-1 FA Cup victory over Championship outfit Burnley last weekend.
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Rosicky, of course, has endured a torrid time in north London - his outing against Burnley was his first appearance of the season - so his long-term future in the game appears to be in some doubt.
Ultimately his injury problems finally appear to have caught up with him and it's far from certain as to whether he will ever star for the Gunners again.
Approaching his 36th birthday, it may well be time for him to bow out sooner rather than later. In truth, it was a surprise that Wenger kept him on this season and it's surely unlikely that he will be handed another shot at redemption.
Wenger has a number of decisions to make in the summer - Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are also approaching the latter stages of their careers while Jack Wilshere has endured a torrid time with injury - so there may well be change in the midfield department.
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