Rosicky: My Arsenal situation isn't funny

The midfielder feels he has been marginalised by the Gunners after it was agreed he would extend his current contract with the north London outfit into the 2015-16 season

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has hit out at Arsene Wenger over the handling of his new contract after losing his place in the squad towards the end of the season.

Rosicky had admitted that he had been looking into leaving the club during the January transfer window having made just one Premier League start before the turn of the year.

However, he was then given a run in the team between January and March and soon admitted he would like to stay at the club. Wenger then confirmed in May that the Gunners would be taking up the option of extending the Czech Republic international’s current deal into the 2015-16 season.

But the 34-year-old now feels that he has been sidelined since having his future confirmed, and admitted he may look into his options again once pre-season is underway.

“Since the moment Arsene Wenger used the option in my contract, I haven’t even been on the bench,” he told reporters.

“I am laughing, but it’s not funny.

“It’s frustrating but I am a professional. Even if you lose your place, you must still be prepared because the situation can change.

“I’ll start the summer preparation with Arsenal and that’s the whole of my plan for the time being.”

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