Arsenal midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst has confirmed that he wants to extend his stay with Barcelona.

The versatile Dutch player joined Barca last year and he is hoping his efforts this year will persuade the Catalan cllub to extend his loan period.

“My agent’s been told that the club have expressed an interest in me staying on and that’s great news for me,” Van Bronckhorst said ahead of Wednesday’s game with Real Betis.

“We’ll have to see how the negotiations go and I hope we’ll have some more news next week.”