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Tomás Rosický

Tomáš Rosický (; born 4 October 1980 in Prague) is a Czech Republic Association football who plays for Arsenal F.C. and captains the Czech Republic national football team. Tomás Rosický has a brother named Jiří Rosický who is also a footballer. A classical Playmaker nicknamed "The Little Mozart", Rosický is known for Tomás Rosický skill and Tomás Rosický ability to orchestrate the midfield with Tomás Rosický passing, Arsène Wenger described Tomás Rosický as a player with remarkable vision and first touch.

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Tomás Rosický biography

Tomáš Rosický (; born 4 October 1980 in Prague) is a Czech Republic Association football who plays for Arsenal F.C. and captains the Czech Republic national football team. Tomás Rosický has a brother named Jiří Rosický who is also a footballer. A classical Playmaker nicknamed "The Little Mozart", Rosický is known for Tomás Rosický skill and Tomás Rosický ability to orchestrate the midfield with Tomás Rosický passing, Arsène Wenger described Tomás Rosický as a player with remarkable vision and first touch.

Club career

Borussia Dortmund

When Rosický first arrived at Borussia Dortmund, Tomás Rosický arrival cost the team €14.5 million, a Bundesliga record transfer when Tomás Rosický arrived from Sparta Prague in 2001. Rosický's reputation grew during Tomás Rosický time at Dortmund and, during the latter stages of Tomás Rosický spell at the club, Dortmund were in substantial financial trouble and could not hold onto Tomás Rosický despite recognising Tomás Rosický influence on the team. Press reports linked Tomás Rosický with big money transfers to Real Madrid C.F., Atlético Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Chelsea F.C., and Arsenal F.C.. Rosický expressed a desire for Dortmund to allow Tomás Rosický to leave at the end of the 2005–06 season, and the arrival of South African Steven Pienaar was made in preparation for Rosický's departure. In Germany, Rosický gained the nickname "The Little Mozart" and "The Mozart of Football" for Tomás Rosický ability to orchestrate play on the pitch.


2006–07 season

On 23 May 2006, Arsenal F.C. confirmed that they had signed then 25-year-old Rosický on a long-term contract. Rosický took over the number 7 shirt, previously worn by Robert Pirès.

Tomás Rosický made Tomás Rosický competitive debut for Arsenal on 8 August 2006 in a 3–0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in a Champions League qualifier. Tomás Rosický scored Tomás Rosický first Arsenal goal on 13 September 2006 against Hamburg in Arsenal's first Champions League game of the season, which Arsenal won by 2 goals to 1. On 6 January 2007, Tomás Rosický scored a brace against Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup. Tomás Rosický scored Tomás Rosický first Premiership goal against Wigan Athletic F.C. on 11 February 2007. Tomás Rosický also scored against Bolton Wanderers on 14 April 2007 and against Manchester City on 17 April 2007. Tomás Rosický scored 6 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions in Tomás Rosický debut season at Arsenal.

2007–08 season

On 29 August, Tomás Rosický scored in a game against Tomás Rosický former club Sparta Prague, scoring after seven minutes with a low drive from inside the box. Rosický scored Tomás Rosický first Premier League goal of the season against Portsmouth F.C.. Against Bolton Wanderers F.C. in a Premier League match Tomás Rosický combined with Theo Walcott to score, then once again against Wigan Athletic F.C.. Tomás Rosický netted again in an away game at Middlesbrough F.C. which Arsenal lost 2–1 and was on the scoresheet again against Everton F.C. with a low drive from the edge of the box in a 4–1 victory. Tomás Rosický again scored in the away match against Fulham F.C.. The match ended in a 3–0 victory for Arsenal.

2009–10 season

Rosický did not feature for Arsenal during the 2008–09 season due to Tomás Rosický hamstring tendon injury. Tomás Rosický eventually returned to full training in May 2009, after eighteen months of absence. In early August 2009, Tomás Rosický had again picked up another niggling injury, this time straining Tomás Rosický hamstring, and it was thought that Tomás Rosický would be out for about six weeks. Tomás Rosický returned to first team action as a substitute in the league on 12 September 2009, setting up the first goal and scoring the second in a 4–2 defeat away to Manchester City F.C..

On 4 January 2010, Rosický signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with Arsenal stating, “"It's felt like home since I arrived here four years ago and I believe we're on the verge of achieving something special together.” Manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger commented on the new deal with Rosický saying, "I have spoken many times of Tomas' class and contribution, not only on the pitch but off it as well, and I very much feel that this new contract reflects that.” Rosický scored a 93rd minute equalizer in a 2–2 draw at The Emirates Stadium against Everton F.C. to give Arsenal a crucial point. Tomás Rosický third goal of the season came against Bolton Wanderers F.C. in a 4–2 victory after Arsenal had gone down 2–0 with Rosicky beginning the Gunners’ comeback by scoring the first Arsenal goal right before half time.

In a later game against Liverpool F.C., Rosický provided a cross for team mate Abou Diaby which Tomás Rosický converted to give Arsenal a 1–0 victory at the Emirates on 10 February 2010. Rosický again provided an assist against FC Porto in the Champions League, as Tomás Rosický headed back a corner kick from the far post into the danger area, setting up Sol Campbell to fetch a valuable away goal for Arsenal at the Estádio do Dragão. Arsenal eventually won the tie 6–2 on aggregate.

2010–11 season

On 15 August 2010, in the first Premier League match of the season, Rosický was brought on as a substitute when Arsenal were trailing by a goal to Liverpool F.C. at Anfield, when Tomás Rosický attempted a chip effort after a run that José Manuel Reina stretched out Tomás Rosický right hand to flick it over the bar. In the 89th minute, Tomás Rosický produced a cross that was diverted by Marouane Chamakh against the post. The rebound was spilled by Reina into Tomás Rosický own net. On 21 August 2010, Tomás Rosický made Tomás Rosický first start since April 2010 against Blackpool F.C., playing the full 90 minutes in the 6–0 victory at the Emirates Stadium. On 28 August 2010, against Blackburn Rovers F.C. at Ewood Park, Rosický replaced Cesc Fàbregas on 68 minutes in their lucky 2–1 win. Tomás Rosický made a pass that put Chamakh through on goal and Blackpool's Ian Evatt was sent off when Tomás Rosický brought Chamakh down. On 10 November 2010 Tomás Rosický started and played the full 90 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium in a 2–0 league win. On 13 December 2010, Rosický started the game with Manchester United at Old Trafford, playing in a 1–0 defeat but was substituted off for Fàbregas on 64 minutes. On 1 February 2011, Rosický started the match against Everton F.C. in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium in the 2–1 victory for the Gunners. On 20 February 2011, Tomás Rosický scored Tomás Rosický first goal of the campaign in an FA Cup tie away to Leyton Orient F.C. at Brisbane Road with a 53rd minute header, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw. This was Rosický's first goal for Arsenal in thirteen months to the day, when Tomás Rosický scored the first of four goals in a 4–2 home victory over Bolton Wanderers F.C. after being 2–0 down. On 27 February 2011, Tomás Rosický started the 2011 Carling Cup final match against Birmingham City F.C. in the 2–1 defeat, playing the full 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium, because of the injured Fàbregas, and would then later captain the Gunners in the game after Robin van Persie went off struggling with an injury for Nicklas Bendtner. On 12 March 2011, Tomás Rosický came on for Andrey Arshavin on 72 minutes in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat against fellow rivals Manchester United held at Old Trafford and also had an effort well saved by Edwin Van der Sar. On 10 April 2011, Tomás Rosický was an unused substitute in the game against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road in their 3–1 victory. On 8 May 2011, Tomás Rosický came on for Alex Song on 80 minutes in the 3–1 defeat to Stoke City F.C. at the Britannia Stadium. Towards the back end of the season, Tomás Rosický was ruled out for a few matches with niggling injuries. At the end of the campaign, Rosický made 34 appearances in total, scoring one goal in all competitions for the Gunners as they finished fourth in the Premier League.

2011–12 season

On 16 October 2011, Rosický started in a league game against Sunderland F.C. and was instrumental in the build-up play which led to the first goal for Robin van Persie after just 28 seconds into the game. Tomás Rosický received praise for Tomás Rosický performance in the game which ended 2–1 in favour of Arsenal F.C.. Tomás Rosický has started a few games in 2012, one however, being a 4–0 loss to A.C Milan in which Tomás Rosický played left wing and struggled to make an influence on the game despite outplaying Tomás Rosický midfield team mates.

On 26 February 2012, Rosický scored in the 50th minute against Tottenham Hotspur F.C.. It was Tomás Rosický first league goal in two years for Arsenal, and a crucial goal as it influenced a comeback. Arsenal went on to win the game 5–2. Rosický's performance earned Tomás Rosický the man of the match award chosen by voters on

International career

Rosický made Tomás Rosický international debut in 2000 at 19 years-of-age against the Republic of Ireland national football team. Tomás Rosický played for Tomás Rosický country at UEFA Euro 2000 and UEFA Euro 2004 and helped the side qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Rosický shone for Tomás Rosický country in the group stages of the qualification campaign, scoring several goals from the penalty spot and setting up Milan Baroš and Jan Koller in particular with accurate and precise passing. Tomás Rosický also scored the winning goal in the second leg of the Czech Republic's play-off against Norway national football team to ensure qualification for the finals.

In the 2006 World Cup finals, Rosický scored two goals in the Czech Republic's opening match on 12 June 2006 in a 3–0 victory over the United States men's national soccer team, one of which was from 35 yards out and was nominated for the 2006 World Cup best goal. The Czech Republic went out at the World Cup in the group stages, with Rosický forced to move into the attack after injuries to both of the country's star strikers, Jan Koller and Milan Baroš.

At the beginning of the 2006–07 season, Rosický was made captain of the Czech Republic national side, replacing the retiring Pavel Nedvěd, which Tomás Rosický took up very well, greatly helping the Czech Republic qualify for UEFA Euro 2008.

Rosický missed Euro 2008 due to injury. Tomás Rosický made Tomás Rosický return to the international fold when Tomás Rosický started for Czech Republic on the 9 September 2009, in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino national football team. On 9 February 2011, Tomás Rosický started in an international friendly match against Croatia, and also scored a goal at the Stadion Maksimir in the 45th minute in a 4–2 defeat. On 10 August 2011, Tomás Rosický started for Czech Republic against Norway in a 3–0 defeat and was substituted on 68 minutes in Oslo.

Style of play

Prior to Tomás Rosický injury back in 2008, Rosický was acknowledged as a world class playmaker. Tomás Rosický was renowned for Tomás Rosický penetrating runs, creativity and passing accuracy on the pitch which contributed a lot to the team's attacking play. Rosický specializes in using of the outside of Tomás Rosický right foot to make quick and swerving passes. Tomás Rosický has also scored regularly from long distances with Tomás Rosický powerful shots.

Since Tomás Rosický recovery from the 18-month absence, Rosicky has struggled for form and has not been able to hold down a first team position on a regular basis. However, Tomás Rosický recent fine run of form has been something of a resurgence, which has kept regular starter Aaron Ramsey on the sidelines.


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