Rosicky suffers injury setback
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has suffered a minor injury setback after returning from 18 months out.
Last Updated: 30/07/09 12:48pm
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has suffered a minor injury setback after returning from 18 months on the sidelines.
After playing half the recent pre-season game against Barnet, Rosicky was substituted as a precaution by boss Arsene Wenger.
The club have confirmed that he sustained a "minor problem" in the friendly on 18th July, with the 28-year-old subsequently left out of the Gunners' last three pre-season matches.
It is not yet known if he will take a part in the Emirates Cup pre-season tournament this weekend, which is live on Sky Sports 2 and HD2.
Rosicky himself, though, insists he is raring to go and hopes to be playing regular football in the near future.
"I have a feeling that I am finally getting back to my usual standard of football," he said.
"During the injury struggle I began preparing many times but it took a long time to get this far.
"I am fit, which is the most important thing now."
Rosicky backed Wenger's judgement in leaving him out of pre-season training despite his desire to play.
"I thought that I would spend more time on the pitch (against Barnet) and then the two matches that followed I had to watch from the stands," he said.
"I wasn't angry with the decision - just glad I could walk again."