Arsenal playmaker Tomas Rosicky has admitted that he is confused as to why Arsene Wenger has used him so little this season.
Rosicky has played just 25 minutes of Premier League football so far as the 34-year-old seems to find himself on the fringes of Wenger’s plans.
The Czech international only signed a contract extension with the club back in March, making his lack of game-time even more baffling, and Rosicky – who played 39 games last season – admits to being miffed over the exile.
“I’m not sure what’s going on,” he told Denik.cz. “I understand that I am 34-years-old and that it probably plays a role whether I like it or not. That’s without a doubt. However, I’m not in physical decline.
“When I played for the national team against Holland I ran 12km and according to the tests at Arsenal I’m in the top five in terms of speed.
“We are on good terms, so I do not really know what it is. It is purely a coach’s decision. It’s not my decline. My health is fine too. Of course I want to play, but there’s not much I can do about it.”
Of course, Rosicky is not the only Arsenal player to find himself almost frozen out of the side, with Lukas Podolski today claiming that he is considering quitting the club in search of first-team football.