Jack Wilshere has reiterated his hopes of penning a new deal at Arsenal in the coming weeks, having come up through the ranks with the club.
Wilshere has struggled for league minutes this season, leading to speculation that he would leave in January.
Yet he did start against West Ham last week, and believes he can now establish himself in the first team.
“This is where I want to be, this is where I see myself in the future,” Wilshere said. His contract expires in the summer.
“Whether I will be and whether things sort themselves out then we will see in the next couple of weeks I suppose but I definitely want to be here.
“I am enjoying my football and am playing in the Premier League now and I want to help Arsenal get to where it should be.
“I think the biggest thing for any footballer, even more so for me because of the injuries and the games I’ve missed in the past, is that you are playing.
“Apart from that, there are a few small things to sort out but as long as I am playing I am happy, I have missed too much football and I just want to be playing, really.
“I’m in a good place mentally at the minute, I want to continue that and improving on my form, affecting the team, having a positive impact on the team and helping the team try and get into the top four and challenge for trophies.”