Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Rosicky will remain an Arsenal player for the 2015/16 season, reports the club's official site.
The Czech ace is set to run out of contract in north London at the end of this campaign, however the Gunners chief has insisted that the player's set to extend his current contract with the club.
Rosicky, who earns a reported £80,000-a-week to star at the Emirates, has struggled for opportunities at the club throughout the course of the campaign, but continues to act as a valuable member of the squad.
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At 34-years of age, he certainly has the ability to continue to prove himself in England's elite division, and it now appears that he will continue to star at the Emirates.
In fact, in Wenger's press conference, ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash with West Brom at the Emirates, the club's boss was asked whether Rosicky would be involved in any potential deal involving Chelsea's Petr Cech.
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Wenger, though, quickly dismissed these rumours, claiming that the player will stay on in north London.
The Gunners chief stated: "Tomas Rosicky is not involved in the transfer market at all, he will be with us next season and we do not use the players for that."
When asked if Rosicky will extend his contract with the club, Wenger responded by saying: "Yes."
Rosicky, then, will no doubt be hoping to feature this weekend in the Gunners' final Premier League clash of the campaign, while he will no doubt be hoping to take to the field when the Gunners play Aston Villa in the FA Cup final the following weekend.
Good decision, but Cech is needed
Despite the fact that Rosicky has had little game time in north London this term, you can hardly blame Wenger for wanting to keep him at the club. At the end of the day, as the club go in search of the Premier League title next season, the midfield man brings a great deal of experience to the side, and certainly will have a role to play in 2015/16.
If Arsenal are going to become a real force next season, however, then it's crucial that they have a world-class goalkeeper between the sticks. And, despite having a number of qualities, the duo of David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny are not in the same bracket as Petr Cech.
The Blues shot-stopper, despite approaching the latter stages of his career, is still a fine 'keeper, and would prove the commanding figure between the sticks that the club are in need of. Wenger must make his move.
Arsenal fans: Are you pleased that Rosicky is set to stay? Do you think Cech will sign? Have your say in the comments section below!
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