Has Arsene Wenger hinted that Tomas Rosicky's time at Arsenal is up?

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Arsene Wenger believes that once players reach the age of 34 they are no longer able to play at the top level.

Just last month, Arsene Wenger aired his views that the longest a player can play at the top level for is up until the age of 34.

With the pace and intensity of the modern game as high as it is, Wenger feels that time catches up to you when you go beyond that age. 

"Being completely at the top finishes when you are 34 at the latest," he said to Arsenal's official site. "After that, you have different leagues like the MLS and the Indian league. I encourage players to play as long as possible if they really love it."

It is bad news from Tomas Rosicky, who is now in that age-bracket, and it suggests that his time at Arsenal is likely to be coming to an end. 

The Czech Republic international has been playing at the Emirates Stadium since 2006, but he may be thinking about making a swift exit now.

Wenger has been true to his word, playing Rosicky just three times in the Premier League this season. 

It suggests that the French boss does indeed believe that Rosicky is unable to do a job at the top level and sitting on the substitutes' bench is unlikely to be an appealing prospect for someone coming towards the end of their career. 

Rosicky has shown his ability in previous seasons, but the Gunners have one of the strongest attacking line-ups in the Premier League and finding a space for the veteran star is troublesome. 

A move, therefore, may benefit all parties involved and a January departure would not come as a shock. 

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