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'Wenger wants me to stay' says Rosicky

Czech international midfielder Tomas Rosicky`s contract expires this summer. Last month he was reported to have said that there had been no discussions between him and the club regarding a contract extension but it seems that these are now underway.

"Wenger told me he wants me to stay," the Czech captain told club website. "I would like to stay as well, so we will see."

Like other key players over recent seasons Tomas has fallen victim to an injury curse that seems to have cruelly robbed us of senior players, for protracted periods, when they might be expected to be around their playing peak. Wenger had placed rather too much credence on medical reports that Tomas the flank engine would be back playing in September of last season, expecting him to feature in 80% of games. He didn`t manage any. That left a great creative gap in midfield that was only resolved with the acquisition of Arshavin at the end of January.

This season Tomas' appearances have been limited, making just 5 starts and 7 sub appearances. After such a long absence he still has to get match fitness back but at least the acquisition of Arshavin along with Nasri and a more fluid playing formation has enabled Rosicky to feel his way back into the team. His performances show that the playing ability is still there and with two thirds of the season still to go there is time for him to make a bigger impression on the season. His experience and maturity can prove valuable as the season progresses.

Expressing his disappointment after the weekend defeat at the hands of Chelsea Rosicky felt there was still plenty to play for.

"Maybe it would have been different if we had scored the first goal, but you have to say well done to Chelsea, because they were very strong. Chelsea took their chances. We have to keep going, and try our best because there is still a long way to the end of the season." said Tomas "The next match is vital. After a defeat like this, you need to have a good reaction."

He turned 29 last month but should have at least two good seasons of top flight football in the Premier League in him providing that significant injuries can be avoided. Some players are just incredibly unlucky in that respect and Tomas has had more than his share of misfortune. Let's hope he has the chance to make up for lost time.



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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 30 2009

Time: 11:50PM

Your Comments

It would be silly to lose a senior player right now, it would be silly to loose a player we've invested so much time on waiting for as soon as he's back and fit and playing properly, and it would be silly to loose a player of his calibre. Give him his contract and start fkn winning things.
FuiKaka
Venger Vants him to stay?
centrelink1
Oh wenger stop making excuses you have lost your touch monsieur, it is time for the knackers yard for you boy ,theres anew force in North London and its all lilly white.
Uskok
I think the length of the contract offered will be interesting, I can't see him getting more than two years. The club know they would be in a strong position with that bargaining tool because any club he would join subsequently would probably be a step down and wouldn't offer him exceptional wages- Bosman or not. He has played very well since he has come back but his performance at Sunderland was really disappointing and I think the manager stopped just short of singling him and Eduardo out in the wake of that game. Hopefully, he feels he has something to prove again.
Little Dutch
Uskok, you always find a way to sink lower with every attempt at banter. How many managers have your sorry lot conveyed to the knackers yard after every false dawn? Wenger's worst record is the ideal to which your pathetic club can only aspire, and its instructive that you spend far more time on this site than yours Did your dad saddle you with the liability of supporting the albatross round your neck? I asked after you after the Champions' League match and yeah you were nowhere to be found, I learnt you were busy with your gameboy, Spuds Vs AC Milan! Now, try and be lucid long enough to repeat after me, " I am a born loser, I support a crap team, I support Totteringham Coldspuds"
deledudu
Uskok, lilly what? you gotta be kidding me....
naija_gooner
Go easy on Uskok, now, Dudu. He has enough trouble, as it is, struggling with the evident inferiority complex which most of the spuddies reek of. You could damage him for life there (his thunder and all).
Naijagunner
wenger loses one match big deal uskok you dont no what your talking about your always putting the team and manager down
leeimp95
Naijagunner, its difficult to go easy on a man who is obviously a glutton for punishment, he comes over here mouthing off every time there is some dip in form, and he continually forgets to look in the direction of his impotent insipid excuse for a team before doing so. If I was left with no choice but to follow a team like Spuds, I'll rather hush up, or take up self flagellation as a hobby! The only good thing about the spuds is that, no matter how bad thing gets for us as Gooners, we can always look down the road, count our blessings and thank God, it could have been worse!
deledudu
Okay; I think he's got the message, for a change and has hopped on (to take up self flagellation, perhaps, Lol!) to his boring life.
Naijagunner
sign on Rosicky
bootoo
I dont see Wenger offering Rosicky more than 2 years. He offers us something extra to the play- a more direct option at times (although his refusal to shoot the past 2 games is a bit puzzling). Against Chelsea, he was still flying into his tackles late into the game and trying to create chances. Lets hope he can get into consistent form.
prits
To be fair deledudu, apart from last night, Spurs have got some quality at the moment and are doing well. A crafty manager, some good players, a new stadium seemingly on the way. It may be relatively small in comparison to what you have. But there have been worse times, believe me.
jinkin jimmy dimmock
 

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