By Rob Kelly

Carl Jenkinson says he is learning both on and off the pitch from the “absolutely outstanding” Tomas Rosicky.

The Czech international signed a new contract on Monday to commit himself to the Club after a dazzling spell of form in recent months.

Jenkinson has been hugely impressed by the 31-year-old and admits he is aiming to follow his example in order to reach his full potential.

“Tomas has been absolutely outstanding. I have a lot of Arsenal-supporting friends and everyone I have spoken to can't talk highly enough about how well he has been playing,” Jenkinson told Arsenal Player.

“His change of pace and the way he turns with the ball shows he is a special talent. He has been outstanding, and long may it continue.

“He is not in my position but just his talent and the fact that he has been there and done it, and has been at the Club for a long time, [means] he is definitely someone I look up to.

“He handles himself in such a professional manner off the pitch too and I can learn a lot from that as well.”

Watch the full interview with Carl on Arsenal Player.

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12 Mar 2012