Premier League - Rosicky signs new Arsenal deal
Mon, 12 Mar 11:08:00 2012
The Czech has been instrumental in a recent run of good results, including a 3-0 Champions League second leg win against Milan, plus Premier League victories against Tottenham and Liverpool.
He is enjoying arguably his best spell at the Emirates Stadium, having been hampered by injuries since his arrival in 2006.
The 31-year-old's previous contract expired at the end of the season. Arsenal did not specify the length of the new deal, but manager Arsene Wenger has established a policy of offering players over 30 one-year contracts.
Rosicky said: "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."
Wenger added: "I’ve always been a big admirer of Tomas's 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."