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The footballing world reacts to Tomas Rosicky’s retirement

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It’s safe to say he was and still is loved by many

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As we covered a few hours ago, one of the most respected players in the Arsene Wenger era at Arsenal, Tomas Rosicky, retired from football earlier today.

Now as you probably know, one of the easiest way to see how much someone is loved is to see the immediate reaction of their peers when they leave the field they plied their trade in. It’s not a given that their former teammates and co-workers rush to applaud them when they leave. And it’s far from cheap, disingenuous lip service to respected elders when tributes and adulation are made. In that case, it’s quite telling to view the reaction Tomas Rosicky’s retirement has generated from former clubs and teammates, then:

There’s bound to be more tributes pouring in for Little Mozart, and we’ll make sure to continually update the post as they’re posted. In the meantime, if you see any I’ve missed, feel free to link them in the comments below.