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Wenger: “We Have An Agremment With Him And It Will Come Out Soon”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Rosicky has already agreed a new deal at the club.
The Czech international’s current contract expires in the summer and there has been speculation that he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season.
However, the boss insists the 33-year-old must stay at the Emirates and revealed that an agreement has already been reached with confirmation due soon.
Arsene also took the time to praise Rosicky’s contribution and says his quick passing and running game is essential to our style of play.
“Tomas Rosicky will stay. We have an agreement with him and it will come out soon,” said the Frenchman
“I am absolutely adamant he has to stay at the club.”
“He is maybe one of the players who plays the game of give and move, is a great accelerator of the game,”
“When the ball comes to him it is ‘boof’. It is second gear now and that is something I admire in him.
“He makes always things happen, not with individual dribbling but with individual acceleration of his passing and of his runs.”
[source: Sky Sports]
Rosicky has been in excellent form this season and it seems we’ve finally found a way to manage him after years of injury frustration.
I was so excited when he signed back in 2006 but his career in north London has been hampered by a series of injuries. I truly believe he could have become one of our all-time greats if he had managed to stay injury-free.
Thankfully he’s now staying relatively fit and he’s enjoying one of his most productive seasons, with his goal on Saturday against Sunderland one of the best team goals you’ll see all year.
Despite coming to his twilight years, he fully deserves a new deal – which will most likely be a one-year extension. I just hope we can get Bacary Sagna to follow suit and commit his future to the club.