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Monday 12 March 2012

Rosicky signs new Arsenal deal

In-form Czech midfielder commits future to the Gunners

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been in fine form for the Gunners recently

Arsenal have announced that midfielder Tomas Rosicky has signed a new contract with the club.

The 31-year-old, who joined Arsenal in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund, has been in superb form recently as Arsenal recorded victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and AC Milan.

Rosicky has scored two goals in three matches and last week Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny described him as "fantastic".

"It's a great honour to sign a new deal with Arsenal, I love the club and am proud to wear the Arsenal shirt," Rosicky told the club's official website.

"I believe he is an exceptional player, a natural footballer who is technically top class"
- Arsene Wenger

"It's felt like home since I arrived six years ago and I couldn't be happier to commit my future to the team.

"The manager, my team-mates, the staff and the supporters - everyone plays their part in making this a great club, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.

"I believe we have a really talented group of players and, together with the manager, the future looks bright. It's always been my goal to win trophies here at Arsenal, and I will fight hard to achieve my dreams here."

Rosicky has made 156 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 19 times, and his former contract was set to run out at the end of the season.

The length of the new deal has not been revealed.

"I've always been a big admirer of Tomas’ abilities and am delighted he's chosen to commit his future to the club," said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"I believe he is an exceptional player, a natural footballer who is technically top class. 

"He plays the style of football we champion here and shares completely our philosophy.

"He is always ready to work for the sake of the club, always willing to put the team first. I have huge respect for him."

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Key Points

  • Tomas Rosicky signs new contract with the Gunners
  • Arsenal midfielder is enjoying a rich vein of form
  • Manager Arsene Wenger says Rosicky is an 'exceptional' player