The spectacular performances for Arsenal in the last few games brought a massive change in Tomas Rosicky’s life as the midfielder got the chance to extend his contract with the Gunners. The Czech international’s contract was going to expire in the summer and offers were flying in for him, but his great form earned him the extension.
“It’s felt like home since I arrived six years ago and I couldn’t be happier to commit my future to the team.”, he said.
“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.”
Even though Rosicky didn’t impress for the better part of his career with the Gunners, Wenger seems to think that his skills are worth the trouble for Arsenal.
“I’ve always been a big admirer of Tomas’ abilities and am delighted he’s chosen to commit his future to the club.”, Wenger said.
“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.”
Despite his previous injury problems, Rosicky has recently found his earlier brilliant form and his extension is further proof that Arsenal have changed their policy regarding older players and are looking to keep respected and experienced players like Rosicky around as a role model for their up-and-coming young stars.