Sparta Prague announced on Wednesday morning that Tomas Rosicky had retired from professional football at the age of 37.
The attacker re-joined Sparta Prague in 2016 after 10 seasons at Arsenal, whilst he has also represented Borussia Dortmund during a successful playing career.
Rosicky made 247 appearances for Arsenal during his time at the London club – scoring 28 times in the process, winning two FA Cups and one Community Shield.
The latter stages of Rosicky’s Arsenal career was blighted by injuries, but it would be fair to say that he made a big impression on the club’s supporters whilst in the English capital.
He was not with the Gunners during their most successful period in terms of Premier League titles, but when fit, made a big contribution on the field.
Arsenal’s Twitter account has been paying tribute to Rosicky thought the afternoon, whilst a number of his former teammates have been posting their own messages.
Below is a selection of Arsenal fans offering their best wishes to Rosicky as he moves onto a new stage in his life. He could play could Rosicky, there is no question about that.
We'll all miss having you on the pitch, Little Mozart 🤘https://t.co/amGjLkzMUK
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 20, 2017
Such an underrated and heavily gifted baller on his day. Happy retirement Tomas! 🤙🏼
— Mitch Franco (@fitchellmranco) December 20, 2017
Thanks for the memories, Little Mozart. pic.twitter.com/7GeWpZfaq5
— Aditya (@Oezillusion) December 20, 2017
Happy retirement Thomas! Thanks for the memories 🙏
— Matt Davey (@Mattydavey14) December 20, 2017
Sign him back and play him left wing instead of Alexis.
— Ö (@OzilVision11) December 20, 2017
All the best in future king Rozisky
— official YQJUBRIL (@iam_YQ) December 20, 2017
— OM (@Mr_arsenal_blog) December 20, 2017
This was such an emotional moment. Going to miss him so much 🔴
— Ahmar (@ahmarAFC) December 20, 2017
What a player 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻…wish you all the best for you future…
— Nemz (@Gooner4vr) December 20, 2017
Little Mozart, thank you for the memories! Wish you good luck. Happy retirement! You have been etched in every Arsenal fan's heart. THAT goal against Spurs was a thing of beauty. Love you Rozza xx
— HS (@IconicOziI) December 20, 2017
goodbye Thomas we will miss you
— David Juma Wanyama (@DavidJumaWanya1) December 20, 2017
Absolute Legend. Miss u Tomas.
— Anirudh S (@TheUrnReturns17) December 20, 2017