Czech and Arsenal midfield star Tomas Rosicky insisted Saturday he hopes to be recovered from a knee operation and playing again in September. "I know I'll miss the start of the club season. According to plans I should be back on the field in September," Rosicky told Czech daily Sport.
The Czech captain underwent an operation three weeks ago for an injury which has prevented him playing since the end of January and forced him to miss the UEFA European Championships.
Rosicky said he did not want to speculate whether he would be fit for the first 2010 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Northern Ireland on September 10.