ROSICKY - MONEY'S NOT EVERYTHING

Tomas Rosicky says he rejected mega-money offers from China and Russia to stay at Arsenal.

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Tomas Rosicky: Staying at Arsenal

Tomas Rosicky: Staying at Arsenal

Tomas Rosicky has revealed he rejected mega-money offers from China and Russia to stay at Arsenal.

The 31-year-old Czech midfielder, who has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks, signed a new contract with the Gunners on Monday.

But he revealed he was tempted by the lucrative wages on offer elsewhere.

He told the isport.blesk.cz website, he said: "In both cases, it was financially huge numbers, so that somehow you had to entertain it - it's not easy. Some days I thought about it, but money is not everything.

"I'm glad I'll be able to continue at Arsenal."

He added: "Arsenal let me get to the point where I had just half a year on my contract and could talk to anyone I wanted.

"It started to get interesting because I had very lucrative offers. This turned my head a little, but I have to say that Arsenal were my priority."

Rosicky denied his recent purple patch was anything to do with his contract saga.

He said: "I want to say that what was sometimes written, that I have played better because I'm fighting for a contract, had nothing to do with it.

"Although it is now signed, it was just a matter of preparing the paperwork.

"I had given my word to the coach that I would stay much earlier."

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