Former Arsenal midfield Tomas Rosicky has decided to call it a career after he announced to hang up his boots at the age of 37.
According Rosicky’s statement in Sparta’s official website, it was his injury that forced him to retire from playing professional football.
“After careful consideration, I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what the professional football requires. I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most.” The 37-year-old midfielder announced
The former Czeck Republic international began and ended his career with Sparta Prague following his 10 years stay with the Premier League club Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2006.
Rosicky made a total of 264 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Gunners.
In addition, Rosicky won two FA Cups with Arsenal and had finished 105 caps for Czech Republic and at the same time, he represented his country for five major tournaments.
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