Ramsey, Carzola, Zelalem, All Pen Down New Arsenal Deal

Midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Santi Carzola have signed new long-term contracts at Arsenal.

Ethiopian-born teenage footballer Gedion Zelalem have also been given a new deal following his arrival at the club in January 2013.

“Carzola and Ramsey are key players for us. This news is a bosst to the whole club,” said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Wales international Ramsey, 23, joined the ‘Gunners’ in 2008 from Cardiff City in a deal worth £5m. He has gone on to make 177 appearances for the North London club.

Aaron Ramsey and Santi Carzola Celebrate Arsenal Goal.
Aaron Ramsey and Santi Carzola Celebrate Arsenal Goal.

Ramsey’s impressive start to the 2013/14 Premier League season was blighted by a thigh injury he picked up in December, after scoring 13 goals in 27 matches.

“I’ve been here for six years and I’m so happy,” said Ramsey, who is expected to stay at the club until 2019. “I think 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, and to be a part of something special at Arsenal.”

Spaniard Carzola was voted Arsenal player of the year last season. The player, who joined from Malaga in August 2012, is believed to have extended his deal until 2017.

Wenger said on Germany youth international, Zelalem: “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.”