Arsene Wenger has confirmed a new contract is in place for midfielder Tomas Rosicky.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a new contract for experienced midfielder Tomas Rosicky is in place and that an official announcement will be made in the near future.
It’s a great piece of news for the fans and for the player who has had to contend with several top class midfielders coming into the Arsenal first team, players who can have jeopardised his place in the team.
However, Rosicky has got his head down, has continued to work hard and looks set for a one-year extension to his current deal which will give him the chance to stay with Arsenal.
“Tomas Rosicky will stay. We have an agreement with him and it will come out soon. I am absolutely adamant he has to stay at the club. I think he is one of the players who plays the game of give and move. He is a great accelerator of the game. When the ball comes to him it goes into second gear and that is something I admire in him,” said Wenger over the weekend.
There are several things which make Rosicky such a popular figure with the club and Arsenal fans all over the world.
His value as a midfielder to the current side extends far beyond his experience. He is one of the few players in the current squad who can cover multiple positions and play different roles in the midfield effectively.
He’s popular with fans because regardless of where he plays or how he’s used, his attitude is always the same and he always shows that passion which comes hand in hand with playing for a club like Arsenal.
He tries his hardest every time he steps out for the club and that’s all that fans ask for when they are paying more than ever before to watch the Gunners play on a weekly basis.
Here’s how the news has gone down with Arsenal fans on Twitter.
"Arsenal set to announce new Rosicky contract" The loyalty he have shown and the way he play for the club. He deserve it— Shazreel Salmee (@shazreelsalmee) February 24, 2014
Rosicky deserves a new contract. One of my favourite players. Shame he's been hampered by injury. Future mentor for Reus #LittleMozart— FK (@fkhanage) February 24, 2014
Rosicky on the verge of a new contract. Good news, still has a lot to offer.— Goonerinho (@ArsenalRT) February 24, 2014
After this tweet yday https://t.co/ib7scsP1gZ You can imagine I exploded in happiness when I read that Rosicky has agreed a new contract.— AFC Academy (@AFCAcademy) February 23, 2014
Rosicky is an attacking midfielder thats 33 and signing a new contract for Arsenal. What a player.— Shane (@AFC410) February 23, 2014
Rosicky signing new contract— Danny S (@Danny_Stapes) February 23, 2014
Rosicky signing a new contract completes a savage week. #OhYeeeow— Jimmy Ö'Grady (@Jimmyjog94) February 23, 2014
Yes rosicky has signed contract extension! I love that guy— Arsenal news (@Arsenal0819) February 23, 2014
A new contract for Rosicky?! A good way to end a day— Alex Möön ☾ (@moonsheep96) February 23, 2014
Good to see Rosicky is renewing his contract. No longer the injury-prone player he was and is now very influential, as shown yesterday— Guy Clarke (@guy_clarke93) February 23, 2014
I love Tomas Rosicky, hope his new contract will last forever.— Mike (@Mike_Arsenal) February 23, 2014
Rosicky new contract, defo ending career here. Legend.— Cthulu (@realist_arsenal) February 23, 2014
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