Arsenal have confirmed that Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have extended their contracts with the club.
We brought you the news last week that the pair, along with Santi Cazorla, have put pen to paper on new deals, but today there’s been official confirmation.
Arsene Wenger said, “We are delighted that Mertesacker and Rosicky have committed their futures to the club. They are players of exceptional quality and experience, and have consistently proven themselves at the highest level.
“There is a great feeling of togetherness and belief in the group and this news will only help to strengthen this further.”
Mertesacker expressed his delight, saying, “It was easy for me to commit myself to the club. I have been here for two and a half great years and feel I have great support from everyone at the club and the fans.
“I’m really looking forward to having more years coming up with this fantastic club. We have a great team here and we all want to do our best to win trophies.”
He also posted an awesome message on his Facebook page.
While Rosicky said, “I’m very happy that I’m staying at the club. I’m proud that I’m still here after a long time and that it still continues. I’m glad I’m here at Arsenal and we’re all trying our best to win trophies for the club and our supporters.”
It’s believed that Rosicky’s deal takes him to 2016, while Mertesacker’s runs until 2017.
It’s good news all round. Cazorla will be announced soon, but no, there’s no news on Sagna so there’s no need for ‘What about Sagna?!’ comments
Just enjoy this on its own merits.