Ramsey and Cazorla sign Arsenal deals

ARSENAL midfield duo Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey have both signed new contracts, the club said on Tuesday.
Santi Cazorla. Picture: PASanti Cazorla. Picture: PA
Santi Cazorla. Picture: PA

The club gave no details about the length of the deals but manager Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal website that Cazorla and Ramsey, along with 17-year-old German prospect Gedion Zelalem, had “committed their 
futures to the club”.

Wenger said: “Cazorla and Ramsey are absolutely key players for us, and this news is a boost to the whole club.

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“Gedion is very young of course, but he has shown already that he has fantastic promise, and we all look forward to his development with us.”

Spain international Cazorla, 29, has made himself an integral part of Arsenal’s midfield since joining from Malaga in August 2012 and was voted the club’s player of the season last year.

Ramsey made a stunning start to the current season, scoring 13 goals in 27 appearances before suffering a thigh injury in December.

“I’ve been here for six years and I’m so happy,” the 23-year-old Wales international said. “We’ve shown so far this season what we’re all about and the direction that this club wants to go in. I want to be a part of that.”