Rosicky set to miss Milan tie
Midfielder expected to miss European showdown due to knee injury
By Vasek Kadlec. Last Updated: February 18, 2008 2:45pm
Rosicky: Knee injury
Tomas Rosicky is set to miss Arsenal's UEFA Champions League clash with Milan as a result of his ongoing knee ligament injury.
The midfielder has been out of action since January and now looks likely to miss the first leg of the Gunners' last 16 Champions League clash with holders Milan at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
And Rosicky, who has earned 67 caps for the Czech Republic, accepts he is going to have to be patient as his injury heals.
"I cannot say anything new about my injury," Rosicky said on his official website. "The treatment goes on.
"The ligament is not healed, I cannot play matches so I continue in the recovery. I must be patient."
And Rosicky's agent, Pavel Paska, added that the 27-year-old is set to miss out on the meeting with Milan.
"Most likely, no," said Paska when asked if Rosicky would be available for selection against Milan. "Tomas is still in the recovery process."
Arsenal's game against Milan can be seen live on Sky Sports 2 from 7.30pm.