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Injured Rosicky out until March

Tomas Rosicky
Rosicky has played 61 games for Arsenal in two-and-a-half years

Arsenal's Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky faces at least another three months on the sidelines because of a damaged hamstring tendon.

The 28-year-old, who has not played since January, had further surgery on the problem in Germany on 11 November.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told his club's website: "He is doing rehab and is back here on 16 December when hopefully we can start work with him.

"But it's a long-term prospect - maybe March at the earliest."

Rosicky suffered the injury in his last game for Arsenal, an FA Cup match against Newcastle, which the Gunners won 3-0.

He first went under the knife in May but needed another operation and Wenger says his recovery has been "slower than expected".

Rosicky has made only 61 first-team appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in May 2006.

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