Tomas Rosicky (born 4 October 1980 in Prague) is a Czech footballer who plays for Arsenal and captains the Czech national team. He has a brother named Jiri who was also a footballer. A classical playmaker nicknamed "The Little Mozart", Rosicky is known for his skill and his ability to orchestrate the midfield with his passing. Arsene Wenger described him as a player with remarkable vision and first touch. When Rosicky first arrived at Borussia Dortmund, his arrival cost the team _14.5 million, a Bundesliga record transfer when he arrived from Sparta Prague in 2001. Rosicky's reputation grew during his time at Dortmund and, during the latter stages of his spell at the club, Dortmund were in substantial financial trouble and could not hold onto him despite recognising his influence on the team. Press reports linked him with big money transfers to Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
Contributions by Mattythewhite, Chensiyuan, and Slumgum.