Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club have agreed a new deal with Tomas Rosicky.
The Czech midfielder scored a wonderful goal on Saturday against Sunderland and afterwards Wenger told the press he was ‘adamant’ that Rosicky should continue with the club.
Despite having missed so much football through injury, the manager views Rosicky as a key component of his squad and although his current deal expires in the summer it looks as if his experience will be part of things for the next campaign.
“Tomas Rosicky will stay,” he said. “We have an agreement with him and it will come out soon. I am absolutely adamant he has to stay at the club.”
Rosicky has had to adapt his game because of the injuries and time marching onwards, but Wenger still sees him as an important cog in the Arsenal machine.
“When he arrived, he was less a tactical player and more the Mozart from Prague. He was purely a creative, offensive player. But today, he is a real organiser as well. He gives a real structure to the team.
“He is one of the players who plays the game of give-and-move and he is a great accelerator of the game. He always makes things happen, not with individual dribbling but with individual acceleration of his passing and his runs.
“His goal was one of the top goals we have scored.”
Asked about his own contract situation and if there was anything to report, Wenger replied, “Nothing at all”.
All that’s left now is to get Rosicky into the dungeon to put pen to paper.