Rosicky insists he has more to offer Arsenal

Tomas Rosicky has insisted he can continue to contribute to Arsenal despite his advancing years and history of severe injury problems, the Daily Mail has reported.

Rosicky signed a new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium in March, the Gunners capitalising on what many considered Rosicky’s best form to agree terms to keep the Czech playmaker at the club past the end of the season. The Mail notes that during that period Rosicky was relatively injury-free and the player believes the fitness problems that have ruled him out of action in the past may prove beneficial as he gets older.

He said: “You know, my normal age is 31, but in football years I am 29 – I lost two years because of injury. I can say that I feel very well and I hope I have many years to come.” Rosicky missed the entire 2008-09 season with a hamstring tendon injury, but despite the prolonged absence was given a new contract at Arsenal in January 2010. Since recovering fully from the injury Rosicky has featured in more than 30 games a season for Arsenal, including 35 appearances in 2011-12.

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