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Arsene Wenger Confirms Midfielder Contract Extension
Arsene Wenger has confirmed this morning that the club have taken up the option to extend Tomas Rosicky’s contract by another year.
Rosicky’s current deal was due to expire in June and there has been constant speculation suggesting he could be set for a move back to former club Sparta Prague, while there has also been talk of a switch to the MLS.
However, speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of Sunday’s Premier League finale against West Brom, Arsene revealed that the 34-year-old has now agreed a one-year extension.
Evening Standard journalist James Olley confirmed the news on Twitter:
Just confirmed with Wenger that #afc have taken up an option to extend Tomas Rosicky's contract by one year.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 22, 2015
It means that Rosicky is now set to complete a decade at the Emirates having joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and will be in-line for a testimonial.
The Czech legend’s time in North London has been plagued by a series of injury issues as he’s made just 245 appearances in nine years and he’s found first team football hard to come by this season.
Rosicky had to wait until Boxing Day to make his first league start and it looked like he had played his way into Arsene’s plans as he went on to feature regularly during January and February.
However, he’s since been relegated back to a fringe role and I must admit I’m slightly surprised the club have handed him a new deal and even more surprised that Tomas has signed it.
The player admitted earlier this year that he almost left in January and is finding it difficult not being a regular, and I can only assume his first team chance will be even more limited next season.