Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker have extended deals with EPL title contender Arsenal of late. The German center-back has been duly able to come up as a star first-team regular right from 2011. Rosicky is presently in his 8th season with the club.
Arsenal, haven’t yet declared about the span of the new contract extensions. “We’re just delighted that Rosicky and Mertesacker have dedicated their futures here”, declared Arsene wenger, the Arsenal manager.
They are some of the most exception & experienced players. Both of them have proven their worth consistently at the best level. There’s a wonderful feeling of togetherness & belief in our squad & this news would only aid to power it up further.”
The 29 year old German star has made around 110 appearances as an Arsenal player, scoring 5 goals. He has even led the squad this season when both Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen were not present.
“It was pretty simple on my side to dedicate myself for the club”, noted Mertesacker who recently published one of his childhood pictures wearing Arsenal shirt on Twitter.
“I’ve been playing here for 2 & a half fantastic years & feel I’ve received huge support from everybody at Arsenal & the supporters. I am actually looking to be with this amazing club for some more years in future.”
Rosicky till date had made around 209 appearances as Arsenal player, scoring twenty-four goals. “I am very happy to stay at the club”, noted the star Czech midfielder. “I am proud that I am still here even after so many years & that it’s still continuing.”
At present, Arsenal is just 4 points behind the Premier League leader Chelsea, with ten games still remaining to complete the season. They would be facing Everton in FA Cup quarter-finals this Saturday.