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Rosicky makes competitive return

Tomas Rosicky
Rosicky has made 61 appearances for the Gunners

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky played in his first competitive match for 20 months when he helped Czech Republic to a 7-0 win over San Marino.

The 28-year-old, who has been out with hamstring and knee problems since January 2008, played for 56 minutes after starting for Ivan Hasek's side.

According to the Czech coach, Arsenal are likely to name Rosicky in the squad to face Manchester City on Saturday.

The midfielder was signed by Arsenal in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund.

The former Bundesliga star has made 61 appearances for the Gunners and has scored 13 goals.

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Rosicky suffers hamstring setback
06 Aug 09 |  Arsenal
Wenger feared for Rosicky future
19 Jul 09 |  Arsenal
Arsenal secure Rosicky transfer
23 May 06 |  Arsenal

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