That’s according to the NOTW this morning which reports that the skipper – whose pen gave us a 1-1 FA Cup draw with Leeds yesterday – said: “Why would I want to leave? It’s fantastic here. It would be a dream to lift trophies for Arsenal.
“Afterwards you can be attracted by new challenges but my real challenge as captain of Arsenal is to bring this football club success. This is the biggest dream I can have. I want to end these five years without a trophy and, hopefully, I can do it this season.”
Cesc adds that he is still hurt by suggestions he was out of sorts because a move to the Catalan club didn’t come off. He added: “It hurt me a lot to hear that my head was not here and my heart was somewhere else. It is painful when you have worked so hard for the club.”
Meanwhile the Mail reports that Theo Walcott took the ‘extraordinary and almost unprecedented step’ of apologising for diving at the Emirates against Leeds. Walcott went down in the box under challenge from Alex Bruce with two minutes to go and referee Phil Dowd appeared to award a penalty before changing his mind, apparently influenced by the lino.
The paper says AW has stated that the only position he will strengthen during the January transfer window is at the centre of his defence and could well bring in another player in that position apart from as Campbell.
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