Arsenal are going to offer Tomas Rosicky a new contract with the club to try and entice his compatriot Petr Cech to the Emirates from Chelsea, reports the Daily Star.
Rosicky has made 24 appearances for the Gunners this season, although most of them have come from the substitutes’ bench. At 34-years-old it had been thought by some that manager Arsene Wenger, known for his preference for youth, would move him on. However, this situation could be a chink of light for the midfielder’s future at the Emirates.
The North London club are attempting to sign Cech from local rivals Chelsea, and are willing to do everything to get their man. With current goalies David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny both making mistakes this season, they are in dire need of a top class keeper if they want to challenge for the Premier League title next time round.
Rosicky and Cech have been playing together for the Czech Republic national team for the last 13 years, and Arsenal may try to leverage that relationship to bring the Stamford Bridge favourite to the Emirates.