Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has admitted he would be happy to spend his entire career with the Gunners.
The Frenchman moved to north London as a 17-year-old but spent time out on loan at Lorient, Freiburg and Charlton before becoming a first-team regular.
The midfielder has since made over 100 appearances for the north Londoners and was part of the 2015 FA Cup winning side that beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the final.
When asked if he had ever dreamed of leaving Arsenal for a bigger club, he told L’Equipe: “Even higher, even bigger? That doesn’t leave me with very many clubs.
“I think I’m already at a very, very big club. And I’m a person who is loyal to my club, I came here very young, I owe them a lot.
“So from the moment things are done well, my inclination is to stay at Arsenal for as long as possible. But then there has to be that desire on both sides.
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“But spending the rest of my career at Arsenal would make me very proud.
“I’m a person who is loyal to my club, I came here very young, I owe Arsenal so much.”
Next up for Coquelin and Arsenal is the clash with PSG in the Champions League and the midfielder is confident of success in Europe this season, adding: “Winning the Champions League? Yes, it’s possible. And it’s a target.”
Coquelin may have taken a while to force his way into the Arsenal team but he has become a hugely important figure for Arsene Wenger who will be no doubt be thrilled to hear him keen to commit his long-term future to the club.