Should Newcastle sign former Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky?

Newcastle United will be playing in the Championship next season, and Rafa Benitez will surely look to bolster his squad.

Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates at the end of the match Tomas Rosicky's 10-year Arsenal career was hampered by injuries

Arsenal released their Czech Republic star Tomas Rosicky this summer after 10 years service with the club.

The talented attacking midfielder nicknamed 'Little Mozart' in his homeland is now a free agent, and would be the perfect acquisition for Newcastle United.

The Tynesiders suffered their second relegation in seven seasons, after a dismal 2015/16 campaign saw them finish 18th in the Premier League.

They desperately lacked creativity and guile, and a move for the experienced Rosicky seems like a no-brainer. The one doubt would be whether the former Arsenal man would drop down to the Championship in the twilight of his career, but the pulling power of Magpie boss Rafa Benitez cannot be under-estimated.

In his prime, the Czech Republic man was one of the most elegant midfielders in world football. A succession of injuries hampered his progress at Arsenal, however, and he was unable to truly fulfil his potential. At 35, Rosicky will be looking for one last contract in his career, and Newcastle would be an ideal place where he could sign off in style.

Football Soccer - Russia v Czech Republic - International FriendlyRosicky has racked up an impressive 102 caps for his country

The Geordies have always loved an entertainer, and Rosicky's magnificent touch and vision would make him an instant hit with the Toon Army.

If any kind of move were to ever materialise, however, the former Arsenal man will have to prove himself in a physical capacity over the summer as he represents the Czech Republic at Euro 2016 and looks to add to his impressive tally of 102 caps for his country.

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