The Czech Republic captain has been in flying form recently after breaking back into the Gunners starting lineup, netting twice in three matches, and looks set to end his professional career with Arsenal.
The 31-year-old joined the Gunners in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund and has featured 156 times for Wenger’s side since then, scoring 19 goals. He has been an integral member of the midfield this season especially since the summer departures of midfield duo Fabregas and Nasri, making 28 appearances so far this campaign.
Rosicky told Arsenal’s official website:
It’s a great honour to sign a new deal with Arsenal, I love the Club and am proud to wear the Arsenal shirt. 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.
Arsène Wenger added:
I’ve always been a big admirer of Tomas’ abilities and am delighted he’s chosen to commit his future to the Club. 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.
I think [he can continue for years] because he is serious, conscientious and has a healthy life and has the basic technique to survive at the top level. He shouldn’t set himself limitations.
Congratulations to Rosicky, this is fantastic news that the experienced and influential midfielder has agreed to commit his future to Arsenal. He has been a work horse in the midfield and has added the necessary creativity that has been lacking this season.
Now bag a couple of goals against Newcastle! Up the Gunners!!