The 31-year-old Czech Republic captain’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but his recent form and goals has shown he still has what it takes to start for Arsenal week in week out.
Here is what Rosicky has to say about signing on 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.
Arsene Wenger seemed overjoyed at the announcement of Rosicky’s new deal and feels the midfielder can play on for years. Wenger said:
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.
Wenger went on to say:
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.
This is definitely good news for Arsenal fans, as we have been waiting for years for Rosicky to finally hit this form. It would be nice to seem him take it into next season, and with this new contract we now know he will at the least be here for a while to come.