Tomas Rosicky has revealed he rejected mega-money offers from China and Russia to stay at Arsenal.

The 31-year-old Czech midfielder, who has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks, signed a new contract with the Gunners on Monday but he revealed he was tempted by the lucrative wages on offer elsewhere.

He told the isport.blesk.cz website, he said: "In both cases, it was financially huge numbers, so that somehow you had to entertain it - it's not easy. Some days I thought about it, but money is not everything. I'm glad I'll be able to continue at Arsenal."

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