The 33 year old midfielder has put pen to paper on a reported two year deal which will see the Czech Republic international potentially enjoy a ninth and tenth season at Emirates Stadium.
The Czech international revealed that his underlying desire to win the Premier League crown was a big motivation behind his decision to sign a new contract.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
I’m very happy that I’m staying here. I can say that I’m proud that I’m still here after such a long time and that it still continues so I’m glad I’m here.
Ever since I came here, I always felt that I’m at the right place where I want to be. I still feel that way now and as I said, I’m proud that after such a long time I’m still here and will continue.
One big factor is that I want to win the league with Arsenal. It’s my big goal and I will do everything that I can to achieve it. I’ve said many times that I believe that we are strong enough.
There’s a big influence from him [the manager] as well. I admire the type of football that he wants to play – it’s basically the same type that I want to play. It’s what we have in common and that’s why we are continuing together.
I feel very good – I don’t feel any difference to how I felt a couple of years back. I’m 33 already and it can change quickly. I don’t know how it will go on but at this moment I don’t feel any difference in myself to the past.
He has made 18 Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season, scoring one goal and has gone on to make more than 200 appearances for Arsenal. Constant injury setbacks have held him back to some extent, but this campaign Rosicky has been largely fit and involved.
His greatest asset is his willingness to always move the ball forward which is a simple, but priceless quality. He is quick witted and daring enough to dictate those nifty one-touch combinations that are the trademark of Wenger’s Arsenal teams at their best.
He has become indispensable to the team thanks to his ability to deliver stellar performances in the crunch period of a campaign. We need the Little Morzat at his best, if the Gunners are to overcome away trips to Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Everton, along with entertaining Manchester City this month.
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