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Arsenal - Tomas Rosicky Pens New Deal

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been enjoying a fine run of form in recent matches, and now he`s enjoying a new contract with Arsenal Football Club.

Rosicky has had many injury problems since joining Arsenal and in turn that has hampered his form, but a sustained run in the side over the last few weeks have shown us just what a fine footballer he is, and now the Czech Republic captain has been rewarded with a new deal.

Speaking with the official club website the Little Mozart expressed his delight.

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. Said Rosicky

'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.'

It wasn`t that long ago Gooners would have been forgiven for thinking it might be time to cash in what chips we have left and move on, but Tomas has worked hard and is now one of the vital cogs in the machine that has seen us move to within a potential point of Tottenham, whose best team in 50 years is starting to show its cracks.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 12 2012

Time: 12:27PM

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"that has seen us move to within a potential point of Tottenham, whose best team in 50 years is starting to show its cracks." Cracks? More like a gaping canyons..
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12/03/2012 12:49:00

Happy for him. I remember when he signed right before the World Cup and then the very first game I watched him in (the same world cup) he smashed in an absolute screamer from 35 yards. It is a shame about the injuries but that has only served to make him hungrier! Lets hope the form continues. He is such a likable guy that never stops running and never says die. He deserves this.
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12/03/2012 13:05:00

Do we know how many years the contract covers?
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12/03/2012 13:21:00

Not as far as I can tell Niko. We don't usually give up any info without a fight.
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12/03/2012 13:29:00

According to the Newcastle rag tag excuse for a magazine its 2 years. Have no idea why wouldn't give us this info? Maybe they don't want the world to know that they just gave a 31 year old a new 25 year contract.
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12/03/2012 13:40:00

Heh, goal tonight would be a nice way to celebrate his new deal, now that he's found his scoring boots let's hope it's given him impetus til the seasons' end, hopefully all the time out injured will give him an indian summer in the latter years of his career, much like Monsieur Diaby a lot of faith needs repaying here.
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12/03/2012 13:46:00

Naijas' calling it as a 1 yr extension on t'other thread, speaking of which bung up a barcodes match thread pls Rock mate.
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12/03/2012 13:48:00

Seeing RVP and Rosicky this season has given me hope regarding Diaby. There is no doubt that he has the potential to be the best midfielder this club has ever seen. Would love to see what he can do if he just had 6 months injury free. Your point Nico is what gives me hope regarding RVP. He owes the club and the fans the same faith we showed in him during all his years out injured.
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12/03/2012 13:48:00

It should be a 2 year deal, I don't think Wenger has changed his policy of giving 32 year olds more than a year at a time (which means Rosicky at 31 gets 2 years). I'm pleased for Rosicky, there were some doubts when he replaced Ramsey in the starting 11, but he has been fabulous since then. After RvP, he is the next player who's had some doubts about whether he can play after a series of injuries. I really really hope Diaby is the next, who can play a few games without getting inured.
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12/03/2012 14:42:00

The .Com site said nothing about the contract tenure but I saw it on Newsnow that it was a one year extension, quoting sources close to the player. Who/what to believe? I dunno.
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12/03/2012 16:25:00

Happy, both for him and for the club, though. When his name kept coming up in those "7 players Arsenal must sell" lists, I just knew someone was wrong as he hadn't then had a good run in the side. I recall posting in one thread after one game (can't recall which), that his performance will guarantee he gets more playing time; someone had quipped 'maybe, he is playing to get that contract'. That has happened and most fans have had a change of heart. Rosicky has an intensity to his play that only few in the team have; he chases down everything around him and is likely to be the one harrying the opposition keeper from a back pass. I recall the look on his face at the start of the NLD at the Emirates, when he appeared to call van Persie aside for a private meeting, agreeing on something that will affect the way they played. He looked determined that day and helped the team to that win. It has been no surprise that he has won a MoTM and deserved more in recent games. Well, a goal tonight will do just fine to celebrate this deal.
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12/03/2012 16:44:00

Very happy for him. He is a great player and has shown huge resilience to overcome injury nightmares to once again establish himself in the 1st team. I hope he can be an inspiration to Diaby and I hope another one time sick note can follow his lead in repaying faith shown by also signing a contract extension.
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12/03/2012 18:02:00

Really pleased to hear that he has signed on for another year. It's rare to find players of his quality. One year deal makes a lot of sense and is consistent with Wengers policy. One year deals were good enough for Bergkamp so all Tomas has to do is prove his fitness and his commitment to earn another year this time next year. [Edited by Amos]
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12/03/2012 23:49:00

On his day rosicky is one of the best midfielders in the prem. I didn't think he would regain his form if I'm honest but I'm glad he is proving me wrong. With his latest burst of form it almost feels like a new signing.....and he gives opposing players something else to think about other then rvp. I feel wenger is changing his policy.....3 or 4 years ago he would be getting ready to ship rosicky out, I think now he is trying to keep the right balance of emerging talent and experience.
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13/03/2012 01:24:00

He was brilliant again last night, aside from his dodgy miss. I'm loving watching his work ethic and silky skills again. Great player on his day!
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13/03/2012 08:06:00

Its not our best team in 50 years! Though it is your worst in about 15. You know youre on form when Rosicky & Walcott look good. Still 10 games to go lads, and our last few games are a potential points party.
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13/03/2012 20:54:00

We have been telling you lot all year there are 38 games in a season, so I'm well aware how many are left. And to call them "potential party points" really does show your arrogance ...I presume you mean you are playing against teams at the lower end of the table? Fighting tooth and nail for every point for premiership survival......underestimate them at your peril, there are no easy games in this league. If clutching at straws ebbs away that certain sense of insecurity you have of watching us eat up those 10 points....."we are still in third" or "we have an easy run in" blah blah blah....You are scared *****eless and you know it!
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14/03/2012 00:59:00

Yeah you're right HY, technically it's 51 years :)
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