The Premier League has confirmed that Arsenal football club has released Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini. Football clubs in the English premier league on the third Saturday in May submitted the list of players they have released for the 2015/16 season and players they are keeping.
According to the list of players retained and released, as published on the Premier League’s website, it was confirmed that Arsenal had let go of the services of three senior players namely, Mikel Arteta, Thomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini.
The three midfielders’ contracts is set to expire at the end of June, meaning they are still with the club for at least three weeks and there is a slim chance they could be offered extensions. The players are therefore free to find new clubs.
Arsenal Captain Mikel Arteta started out as a trainee with in his home club Barcelona but could not make his way into the Barcelona first team and was eventually loaned to French club Paris Saint-Germain. He has a chronic calf problem is expected to take up a coaching role
Flamini started is football career as a youth team player for his home club Olympic Marseille. He made his Senior debut in December 2003 in the 1–0 victory over Toulouse. He is expected to seek greener pasture elsewhere and the Frenchman is believed to have a lot of offers.
Rosicky, 35, who started his playing career at Sparta Prague, is expected to head back to his home land club, play for one or two years and take up a coaching role.
The release of Arteta and Flamini who have been fine representatives for the club and a below par career for Rosicky at the club, I believe the signing of a proven Jamie Vardy will serve as a show of silverware intent by the club, despite the fact Vardy is hesitating to join the Gunners.