Rosicky signs new deal
Midfielder delighted to be staying at Emirates Stadium
Last Updated: March 12, 2012 4:22pm
Tomas Rosicky: Arsenal midfielder is happy to have signed a new contract at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has signed a new contract and admits it is a 'great honour' to be staying at Emirates Stadium.
The Czech Republic international has scored 19 goals in 156 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, while he missed 18 months through injury.
The 31-year-old's previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has agreed an extension after impressing in recent weeks.
Though Rosicky was linked with a move to several clubs during the January transfer window, he is delighted to be staying with the Gunners.
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Rosicky told the club's official website: "It's a great honour to sign a new deal 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.
"I believe we have a really talented group of players and, together with the manager, the future looks bright."
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"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."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger added: "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."