Arsenal duo Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have both put pen to paper on new contracts to remain with the Gunners.

33-year-old Czech star Rosicky, who moved to the north London club back in 2006 from Borussia Dortmund, has signed a new two-year deal which will see him complete a decade of service at the Emirates Stadium.

German international defender Mertesacker, 29, has signed a two-year contract extension after impressing at the heart of the defence alongside Laurent Koscielny this term.

The former Werder Bremen man , who joined in 2011 and has 95 caps for his country, is now tied down until 2017.

“We are delighted that Mertesacker and Rosicky have committed their futures to the club," said manager Arsene Wenger.

"They are players of exceptional quality and experience, and have consistently proven themselves at the highest level.

There is a great feeling of togetherness and belief in the group and this news will only help to strengthen this further.”

Rosicky, who has made over 200 appearances for the club since his arrival, has declared himself happy to remain.