David Trezeguet has extinguished speculation linking him with Arsenal by signing a contract extension with Juventus.
The France international striker has will remain in Turin until June 2011 after agreeing a new contract following promotion from Serie B last season.
Trezeguet, 29, along with the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved, opted to remain with La Vecchia Signora a year ago despite their demotion for their central role in the infamous corruption scandal in Italy.
Trezeguet, a close friend of Thierry Henry, has long been linked with a move to Arsenal and speculation intensified following the latter’s switch to Barcelona this week.
However a statement on the Juve website, juventus.it, said: “Juventus Football Club has extended David Trezeguet’s contract until 30 June, 2011.
“The French centre forward was welcomed at Juventus’ headquarters by the president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli and by the CEO Jean-Claude Blanc and signed the contract that binds him to the club until that date.
“Trezeguet has been playing in Juventus since the year 2000, after the golden goal scored against Italy in the European Championship final.
“He scored 145 goals with the black and white jersey in these seven years, being the foreign player who scored the highest number of goals of the whole history of Juventus.”
Juve’s rebuilding towards their bid to regain the league title they were stripped of last year has already seen Claudio Ranieri appointed Didier Deschamps’ successor as manager.
Former Chelsea midfielder Tiago has joined Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta and Empoli’s Sergio Bernardo Almiron in arriving in Turin so far this summer.