Wojciech Szczesny has rubbished rumours that he is close to exiting Arsenal at the end of the season by insisting he is happy at the Emirates and will remain at the club at least until the end of his contract.

Rumours had been circulating that Arsene Wenger had hit the end of his tether with the Poland international and that he was in the market for a replacement in order to create a more consistent backline.

Victor Valdes in particular was touted as a possible purchase for Arsenal in the summer but it seems Szczesny is ready to fight for his number one short even if a new keeper arrives.

"I am too happy to go somewhere else," he said, as quoted in the Mirror. "I believe in the philosophy of the club and that Arsenal will start to win again.

Wojciech Szczesny
Wojciech Szczesny says he wants to stay at Arsenal beyond the summer.

"I have a debt to pay here for the club, I owe them. I just do not want to go anywhere else.

"As long as they want me here, there is no 'somewhere else', and I have a contract until June 2015."

For Arsenal, this season has so far brought disappointment after disappointment.

The side are currently outside the top four but they are gaining on fourth-placed Tottenham, and Szczesny insists they need to be vigilant in their last nine matches if they hope to finish the campaign with European football next season.

"It is halfway through March and we have lost everything," he admitted. "There are still 10 matches left to save the club against the humiliation of all times.

"It would be disaster not to be in the top four and without Champions League next year.

"We have the nine most important games in our careers. We are going through the most difficult time since I came here."