Date: 9th December 2008 at 10:12am
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Arsene Wenger says that Tomas Rosicky will not return to action before March, meaning the Czech international will have not played in over a year.

In one of the most bizarre injury sagas I can ever recall, the experienced midfielder limped out of action in a game against Newcastle last January and hasn’t been seen since.

The boss now says Tommy has undergone further surgery and will be back at the club on the 17th of December, but won’t play for the Gunners until at least March.

‘He’s doing rehab at the moment,” said Wenger. “He’s back here on December 17 and then hopefully we can start to work with him. But it’s a long-term prospect – maybe March at the earliest.”

In a completely contrasting tale, Arsenal ironman, Eduardo, is set to make an official comeback for Gunners reserves against Portsmouth the day before Rosicky returns to North London.

Dudu suffered what many considered to be a career ending injury earlier in the year and has made a miraculous recovery, especially when compared to the recovery of Tommy Gunn.

The match can be viewed by all Arsenal fans with an Arsenal TV and Arsenal TV Online subscription, and I suspect it will have the largest viewing figures of any reserve match, ever.