Tomas Rosicky says he’d love to end his career at Arsenal and believes he’ll have an update on a potential new contract in the coming weeks.
The Czech international is thought to have a clause in his current deal affording him a one year extension on the proviso he features more than 25 times this term, however, with a few details still to iron out he admits he could yet be lured elsewhere for one last football adventure.
“I would like to carry on but there are a few question marks,” the 33-year-old told isport.blesk.cz (translation by Sky Sports).
“I would say within a few weeks we will know more. If the day comes and I leave Arsenal, then I will be surely considering a move to play on a different continent.
“We have been discussing a new contract with Arsenal but I need to speak to Mr Wenger.
“I wouldn’t like to give up on either (Arsenal & the national team) despite learning what it is like not to be busy in the international term. I would like to try for the Euro 2016.
“If it was possible, I would love to end my career at Arsenal, which is something I have said many times before.
“If I should leave, however, then I would be tempted to play in the USA. Football has been on the rise there and I’m interested in trying a different style of life.
“By that, I’m not ruling out a return to Sparta Prague, though.”
Presumably playing relatively regularly would be high on Rosicky’s agenda and with the options at Arsene Wenger’s disposal, almost exclusively younger, it’s fair to say he could probably get more minutes elsewhere. That being said, he obviously has a close relationship with the boss, who has stuck with him through thick and thin, and his experience in the last two seasons has been vital.
He’s a likable chap is Tomas, certainly one we’d be silly to let go.