The north London club have confirmed new deals for Mertesacker and Rosicky.
After a difficult Premier League weekend there is some good news for Arsenal as Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky sign new contracts at the club.
The Gunners lost 1-0 at Stoke City on Saturday which saw them fall off the pace in the title race so this news will be a welcome distraction.
Both players have been in negotiations with the north London club for some time and commit their future to the side to help bolster their chances of winning silverware in the near future.
“We are delighted that Mertesacker and Rosicky have committed their futures to the Club,” manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s website.
“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 has become recognised as one of the side’s most important players since an £8m transfer from Werder Bremen in 2011 and is billed as their future captain with the continued absence of current skipper Thomas Vermaelen.
Alongside Laurent Koscielny the German has become one half of the what is considered by many to be the best central defensive partnership in England.
“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,” Mertesacker said.
“I am deeply proud to have extended my contract with Arsenal. I’m proud to be a Gunner.”
As for Rosicky, despite being 33-years-old the Czech Republic international is still considered to be an important player to the side and is now one of the longest serving members of the squad, having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2006.
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