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Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has revealed that he wants to continue playing for the club for a number of years to come.

According to talkSPORT, the Spanish ace wants a new deal with the north London outfit, and it appears that he wants to remain at the club for up to four more years. 

Arteta runs out of contract at Arsenal at the end of next season, however the midfielder has vowed to continue post 2015. 

Speaking in an official club newsletter, the Arsenal man said: "First of all I want to make the most of my playing career, because I'm 32 and in this game you never know whether you'll end up carrying on until 34, 35 or 36.

"After that, I'm certainly going to stay involved in football because I think I've got something to add. I would like to prove myself, and prove my ideas about managing and encouraging people to do things in the way I believe is best."

"My team-mates are always going 'What are you going to do Miki? You're going to be a manager, you should be a manager'.

"I would love to manage a squad of players and staff - I've got it inside me, it's true, and I want to do it."

It remains to be seen as to whether the Arsenal hierarchy offer the 32-year-old a new deal, but for now the club's focus will be on securing a place in next year's Champions League. 

Arteta captained the Arsenal side to a glorious 3-0 win over Newcastle United, which means the Gunners need just one win from their remaining two games to be certain of qualification for Europe's' elite competition. 

Arsenal will be looking to gain the three points against West Brom in north London this weekend. 

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