Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky could have played his last game for the club after suffering latest injury.
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been ruled out for three months with a thigh injury.
Rosicky suffered the thigh injury on his first appearance after returning from seven months on the sidelines in last weekend's FA Cup victory over Burnley.
Arsenal hoped Rosicky's injury would only sideline him for a month, but scans have shown that the thigh injury is worse than first feared.
The news is a major blow for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as he hoped to have the classy midfielder available for the title run-in to boost his options.
"We lost Rosicky, but everything else is normal,” said Wenger at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's game with Bournemouth, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
“We are all shocked, we hope it is not his (Rosicky’s) last game.
“He will not need surgery.”
The injury is likely to end Rosicky's season early and it may mean that the former former Borussia Dortmund man may have played his final match for Arsenal.
Rosicky is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the season and the 35-year-old is unlikely to be offered a new deal due to his injury problems.
Rosicky joined Arsenal in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund and has made over 200 appearances for the club, but has seen his progress interupted by a series of injuries.