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Leicester City loanee focused on Arsenal future

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Leicester City loanee Ignasi Miquel admits he is enjoying his spell with the Championship outfit, but hopes he still has a future at Arsenal, reports Sky Sports.

The Spain U21 international moved to the King Power Stadium on season-long loan deal in August, but is yet to fully establish himself in Nigel Pearson's side, playing just one league game for the Foxes so far in 2013/14.

Miquel scored his first senior goal in Leicester's 4-3 win over Fulham in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday night, to help set up a quarter-final clash against Manchester City.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has high hopes for the Arsenal youngster, but with increased competition for places in central defence - club captain Thomas Vermaelen is currently unable to get in the team - he though it better to allow the 21-year-old to leave the Emirates Stadium to gain first-team experience on loan.

The Spaniard is pleased to have been given the opportunity, and hopes that by impressing at Leicester he can work his way back into Wenger's plans at Arsenal.

"I got lucky coming to Leicester as you can see they like to play," said Miquel. "I think we showed we can be in the Premier League and if we can keep playing like this we have a great chance of being there.

"Life at Leicester is brilliant. I've got an apartment here and the lads have been great to me. I could not ask for anything else.

"I have to focus on Leicester and be ready for next season at Arsenal."

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