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Rosicky and Mertesacker sign new deal

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Germany international defender Per
Mertesacker and Czech playmaker Tomas
Rosicky have both signed new contracts with
Arsenal, the Premier League club said on
Tuesday.
“We are delighted that Mertesacker and Rosicky have committed
their futures to the Club,” manager Arsene Wenger said in a
statement on the Gunners’ website (www.arsenal.com).
“They are players of exceptional quality and experience, and have
consistently proven themselves at the highest level. There is a great
feeling of togetherness and belief in the group and this news will only
help to strengthen this further.”
The club did not give details about the length of the contracts.
Mertesacker, 29, is now in his third season with the North Londoners
and has served as occasional captain while Rosicky, 33, has made
209 appearances in eight seasons with Arsenal.
German Mertesacker, a boyhood fan of the club, said renewing his
contract had been an easy decision.
“I have been here for two and a half great years and feel I have
great support from everyone at the Club and the fans…we have a
great team here and we all want to do our best to win trophies,” he
said.
Arsenal, currently third in the Premier League, have not won any
silverware since the FA Cup in 2005.

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