Bacary Sagna has dismissed the suggestion that he is trying to find a way out of Arsenal as he targets Premier League glory with the Gunners next season.
The France international has entered the last year of his contract and there have been fears that he could be the latest established first team player in the Arsenal set up to seek glory elsewhere.
A summer switch to free-spending Monaco or Paris Saint-Germain could be an option for the 30-year-old, but Sagna maintains there has been no breakdown in talks between himself and Arsenal, although he couldn't rule out a return to his homeland in the future.
"We are still talking (about a new contract)," Sagna told Gulf News. "I never said I wanted to leave the club, but there are some journalists who want to speculate as I have just one year to go."
"The fact is that I am still at Arsenal and I am looking forward to playing next season. Arsenal made me grow as a player and as a man.
"People have been talking about me going back to France but at the moment I am Arsenal. "
Since arriving in north London from Auxerre in 2007, Sagna has made the right back slot his own, only slightly being troubled by Carl Jenkinson last season.
But during his time at the club the Frenchman has witnessed Arsenal's challenge for the Premier League crown weaken as the seasons have gone by, with the Gunners finishing 16 points behind Manchester United in their last campaign.
Sagna believes their resurgent form at the back end of last season provides a clear indication that his Arsenal side are capable of taking on anyone, and it is that belief that has kept the club going.
"I truly believe we can be successful," Sagna added. "I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn't be playing football. I would have gone already. I truly believe we can succeed with the team we have.
"Look at the second half of last season, where we got 26 points from a possible 30. Not a lot of teams can do this and this is what makes me believe we can beat anyone.
"However on some days we can switch off and lose to anyone. And to avoid this, we need to take things game by game and stay focussed from the beginning to the end."