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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky announces retirement

Former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has announced his retirement.

Rosicky has retired from football at the age of 37.

The former Czech Republic international returned to Sparta Prague, where he started his career, in 2016 following 10 years in the Premier League with Arsenal.

"After careful consideration, I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what the professional football requires," Rosicky said, explaining his mid-season announcement.

"I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most."

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