Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has challenged Tomas Rosicky to play his way to a new contract.

Wenger wants the Czech Republic ace, 33, to prove his fitness and play at least 25 games this season before a new ­offer will be put on the table.

An Arsenal insider told the Daily Star Sunday: "Tomas has played an ­integral role in Arsenal's season so far.

"But he is 33 and the ­manager will be cautious about handing him an extension.

"If he can play 25 matches this season then that will indicate that he is strong enough to stay on."

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