Tomas Rosicky could be doubtful for Arsenal's Premier League match with Sunderland this weekend after a groin injury sustained in the warm up before the Czech Republicâ€™s clash with Lithuania on Tuesday.
He was not even fit enough to be named among the substitutes and had to watch on as the Czech Republic ran out 4-1 winners.
"I have had problems with my groin and until the last possible moment I was trying to see if there was any chance I might be able to play," Rosicky told isport.blesk.cz.
"There was the first option of me being on the pitch and the second one was that I would be on the bench and come on only if we are in trouble.
"In the end the pre-match warm-up told me it was not possible for me to play. There was some hope but it was getting worse and worse and in such case I would be of no use on the pitch."