Arsenal morning news: New deal for star midfielder is imminent

A round up of this morning’s news stories about Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger says midfielder Tomas Rosicky will stay at the club beyond his current deal.

The Frenchman has indicated that a contract offer is already in place which will allow the Czech to stay at the Emirates.

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,” said Wenger.

Bacary Sagna is another player in line for a new deal at the club and he’s reportedly urged Arsenal to ‘wake up’ over his new deal.

Sagna has turned down three contract offers so far from the Gunners with the reason thought to be a dramatic difference over personal terms.

“He will leave 100 per cent for sure unless Arsenal wake up in the next couple of months and offer him new good terms. It would have to be in the region of £6m a season on a three to four year contract, plus a signing-on fee of around £6m,” a source close to the player told the Daily Star.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says his team must press opponents high up the pitch.

The tactic is used by some of the best clubs across Europe and the world as a way to win back possession quickly.

“We have some big games coming up, we [need to] continue with the same work ethic off the ball, try to win it back straight away and press them. You see the best teams in the world like Barcelona and Bayern Munich do that and we have to try to do that as well,” he told Arsenal’s website.

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