Laurent Koscielny has insisted that he has "no reason to leave" Arsenal as he approaches his eighth season with the club.
The French defender has been a consistent performer for the Gunners since arriving from Lorient in 2010, establishing himself as one of the Premier League's top centre-backs.
And Koscielny has stressed that he has no intention of leaving the club any time soon, particularly after the trust he has been shown by manager Arsene Wenger.
“When I first got here, I didn’t think about how long I would stay at this club - but now I am starting my eighth season so I am very happy with this,” Koscielny told the club's website.
“I am happy in my life every day, not just the football but my life with my wife and kids in London. We enjoy it, that’s why I have stayed for a long time here.
“I have a long contract with Arsenal and I have [no reason] to leave the club. I am just here to enjoy my job and give everything for the team, and get the best results for the club. If i can do all of that, then I am happy.
“Arsene Wenger is a big [inspiration] for me. He bought me from France and has given me everything to help me play for Arsenal, and has helped me as a man too.
“I have a big [loyalty] to this club and to the boss too. I have stayed here for seven years and I have learnt a lot from him, so I am happy to be here with him and to fight for him because he is a great person.”