Eskisehirspor keen on Arsenal's Rosicky

The midfielder has caught the attention of the Turkish side as they aim to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, where they will play in the Europa League
By Oguz Ozturk

Tomas Rosicky has attracted the interest of Eskisehirspor with his good performances for Arsenal in the 2011-12 campaign, has learned.

The Czech Republic international enjoyed one of his best seasons since joining the Gunners in 2006, and his fine form has not gone unnoticed elsewhere.

Eskisehirspor qualified for next season's edition of the Europa League following their fifth place finish in the Turkish league, and club president Halil Unal is desperate to add a high-profile name to his squad to ensure the club will have a competitive team in Europe next term.

Unal recently travelled to Prague with a number of club officials to meet Rosicky's representatives, and to discuss a potential summer transfer.

However, the Eskisehir side face a tough task to lure the 31-year-old attacking midfielder away from his current club.

The attacking midfielder signed a new deal with Arsenal only three months ago, and it is unclear as to whether Rosicky is interested in an exit from the Emirates.

Eskisehirspor defender Dede previously played with Rosicky at Borussia Dortmund, and has already informed his former team-mate about the club and city.