The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Arsenal

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 14:05

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 3 - 1 West Ham

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Bender extends Leverkusen stay

Germany midfielder Lars Bender - a reported target for Arsenal - has agreed a two-year contract extension at Bayer Leverkusen, the club have announced.

Last Updated: 31/10/13 at 16:05 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  German Bundesliga. Click here to bet.

Lars Bender: Pens Leverkusen extension

Lars Bender: Pens Leverkusen extension

The 24-year-old's new deal will keep him at Leverkusen until June 2019.

The news is a potential blow to the Gunners, who had reportedly been eyeing up a January bid for the player.

Bender, the twin brother of Borussia Dortmund's Sven, said on the club website: "There has been a very positive development here at Bayer Leverkusen in the past few years.

"Our team is strong and has the potential to improve even further. I want to be part of that story and make my own contribution to ensuring we can become an obvious and permanent member of the leading group.

"I am absolutely committed to Bayer. I feel really good at this club and it's great fun playing here."

Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller added: "Our assessment of Lars four years ago was absolutely spot on when we signed him as a youngster from 1860 Munich.

"He has more than fulfilled our demanding expectations and he has proved to be a great bloke both on and off the pitch in the truest sense of the word.

"Lars is somebody who can lead the way. A team needs a character like him to be successful in football."

Bender has won 15 caps for Germany, scoring four times.

Bet with SkyBet  German Bundesliga. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

West Ham's Matt Jarvis thinks he may need to be more clever after Arsenal penalty incident

West Ham's Matt Jarvis says he may have to be "a bit more clever" after staying on his feet despite Bacary Sagna's foul.

Transfer news: Damien Duff already planning for life after Fulham

Damien Duff has confirmed that he will be leaving Fulham this summer and will be going in search of 'something new'.

Premier League: Harry Kane feels youngsters are crucial to Tottenham's cause

Harry Kane believes he and a number of fellow academy graduates are capable of holding down regular roles at Tottenham.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property