The manager confirms that Rosicky is staying.
There is good news for veteran midfielder Tomas Rosicky as despite being in the player’s final year of his current deal at Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger says the 33-year-old is going nowhere.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 10, 2014
The Czech Republic international had been strongly linked with a move to MLS in the summer, with Rosicky stating back in December that the future at the Emirates Stadium was uncertain.
“I would like to carry on [at Arsenal] but there are a few question marks,” the attacking midfielder was quoted by the Independent at the end of last year.
“If the day comes and I leave Arsenal, then I will be surely considering a move to play on a different continent.
“If it was possible, I would love to end my career at Arsenal, which is something I have said many times before.”
Yet Wenger has relied upon the midfield ace for much of this season, with Rosicky making 20 appearances in all competitions in 2013/14.
It has been an extremely successful campaign for the Gunners, who currently top the Premier League and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.
The boss is clearly happy with the squad at the Frenchman’s disposal in north London and does not want to change it too much.
Rosicky has been with the side since a £7m transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and has played 202 matches for the team since then.
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