Tomas Rosicky’s fabulous form this season coupled with the latest odds online suggest Arsene Wenger will be handing him a new deal.
Rosicky has made 11 appearances so far this term but missed the 1-0 Premier League loss at Manchester United on Sunday because he was ill.
Now reports suggest that Wenger has been suitably impressed with the Czech attacker’s performances this campaign and is considering a one-year contract extension at the Emirates.
But to earn the new deal Rosicky– who has been dogged with injuries during his spell in north London – apparently must manage 25 matches for the club this season.
Rosicky, 33, joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and has endured long spells on the sidelines through injury setbacks. His longest period of inactivity came when he was absent for the entire 2008/09 season due to a hamstring problem.
And you would have struggled to find an Arsenal fan who would have suggested that he would earn an extension to his stay up until this season, in which has turned in some dazzling displays.
Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny has told how he helps nurture the young Gunners coming through the ranks.
The Poland international keeper says he keeps an eye out for players such as Serge Gnabry, Isaac Hayden and Chuba Akpom as they progress at the club.
He said: “I feel that when young players come into the first team they can look up to me because I have gone through their journey. I have come through the youth team, played in the reserves and had loan spells. I always try to welcome them into the first team, give them advice and keep their feet on the ground, which is very important.
“I remember my very first day at the club like it was yesterday and it is now my eighth season here so time does go very quickly. I remember my debut for Arsenal, it went very quickly and I am very proud to have played over 100 games for the club now. I am sure the next 100, the 100 after and the few hundred after that will go by very quickly as well.”