Arsenal have a reputation for offering short term contract deals for anyone over 30 at the club in what could be described as either a shrewd business philosophy or perhaps a stubborn ageist mantra.
Regardless it is how things are done at the top for the Gooners and a starring performer who has fans talking about a contract extension at the moment is a certain Tomas Rosicky.
Andrey Arshavin and Jens Lehmann have both experienced what its like to know that a two year contract is the best that can be hoped for whatever their performances on the pitch.
Now it is Rosicky's turn to do his best to convince the owners and Wenger that he still has what it takes to deliver his best each week.
The Czech midfielder has been in electrifying form of late and his tireless performances in the middle of the park ensures he keeps his place in the team most weeks.
An abundance of riches of creative and highly skilled playmakers in the Arsenal midfield may have phased other players looking for first team football but Rosicky has now managed 19 appearances this term.
He arrived at Arsenal back in 2006 for approximately £7million to bolster an ageing midfield and was an instant success for the North London club.
Dazzling mazy runs, Duracel powered energy and long range thronkers were all in a days work for Rosicky and seven years later he has shown that he deserves a new deal.
Throughout his career at Arsenal, Rosicky had problems settling after constantly picking up niggling injuries which would keep him out of the side.
This year he has managed to get the regular football his performances have warranted and Wenger has given him time off to make sure he is fully recovered for the upcoming fixtures.
He may not be the first thought when thinking about Europe's top playmakers but once dubbed the 'Little Mozart', he has been in fine form for Arsenal so far.
In his last outing Rosicky hounded down Danny Rose of Tottenham into a mistake, glided across the surface to meet Hugo Lloris and delicately lifted the ball into the net to seal the FA Cup tie.
A fans favourite already, its performances and goals like this one against their fiercest rivals which further secures his glowing reputation.
Now 33, Rosicky is in his last year of contract with Arsenal after seven years at the club but this certainly does not feel like the end for the Czech talisman.
Whether the Arsenal board decide it is to be one or two years for Rosicky it must be a question of how many rather than if he deserves a new contract.
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