Micah Richards has put paid to any suggestions he may leave Manchester City for Arsenal, affirming his love for his current club.

According to the Manchester Evening News the full-back, who has been linked with the exit door at the Etihad after struggling for game-time behind Pablo Zabaleta, claimed he had absolutely no intention of leaving the Citizens and would happily remain there for the rest of his career.

Richards, who at one point was lauded as the next big thing in English football, has reportedly been targeted by Arsene Wenger as he looks to prepare for the possibility of losing Bacary Sagna this season.

But the 25-year-old, who has also been tipped to join Serie A giants Roma, has no intention of trading City in for a club where he would be guaranteed more game-time.

Richards said: "I’m not leaving City, it’s my club and I love it here. Ten more years – that’s my aim."

He also divulged that he would love to be a part of England's World Cup squad for next year.

"Brazil would be nice. I’ve never been," he said.

“I was supposed to go to a tournament when I was a younger but didn’t make it.”

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