It has emerged in the German media that Hamburg are going to make a move for Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky to fill out the central midfield and pair him with the former Tottenham man Rafael Van Der Vaart. Rosicky is still thought of highly in Germany because of his time at Borussia Dortmund where he became one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in the world.
As Arsenal fans will know, he has had his injury problems in the last few seasons and has had his appearances restricted because of this and competition, but Arsene Wenger has maintained that Rosicky is a senior member of the team who would be irreplaceable.
At 32 years old he is not getting any younger but the fact he is that age will mean that Hamburg will not want to offer Arsenal a decent sum of money. This deal is unlikely because of his age that affects both clubs in the sense that Arsenal value him as a senior player and Hamburg would not pay highly for him.
If Arsene Wenger really does have £70 Million to spend this summer with the intent of bringing big players to the club, he may be persuaded to sell Rosicky if he can replace him with equal or better quality. At the moment though Arsenal’s interest in players seems to be all about strikers with bids and rumoured deals going on with just about anybody in Europe.
The most likely replacement for Rosicky would be Marco Reus who Arsenal apparently made a bid for in January and last summer but lost out to Rosicky’s former club Borussia Dortmund. Reus is more of a centre forward but he would be the perfect replacement for Rosicky at the current time if Arsenal can prise him away from Dortmund which is unlikely because of the previous departure of Mario Gotze and possible departure of Robert Lewandowski meaning the club will want to hold on to their next best player.
Is it time to say goodbye to Rosicky or does he still have time to benefit the club?