Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger wants me to stay, says Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal transfers: Tomas Rosicky is hoping to sign a new Gunners contract in the near future after receiving Arsene Wenger's backing

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Arsene Wenger signed Tomas Rosicky from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 Photo: The Sport Review

Tomas Rosicky says he expects to sign a new Arsenal deal in the “next few days” after receiving Arsene Wenger’s backing.

The Czech midfielder is out of contract in the summer but the Gunners have been tipped to offer the 33-year-old a new one-year deal.

It would be great to play on at Arsenal for another few years

Tomas Rosicky

But the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker is hopeful that he can extend his career in north London by another “few years”.

“Arsene Wenger wants me to stay, he wants our co-operation to continue. I want to stay,” Rosicky told Czech News Agency CTK.

“Hopefully all is sorted out in the next few days. It would be great to play on at Arsenal for another few years.”

Last month, Wenger described the veteran midfielder as a “big-game player” for Arsenal ahead of their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich.

“He is [a big-game player]. I use him always when I think it is the right moment,” said Wenger.

“For me, he is a very important player in our club. I am a bit cautious with him but he is a player who always plays a big part in the final part of the season.”

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