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Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has confirmed he wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

The Dutch international’s current contract expires in 2011, but he is hopeful that he may sign a new one soon, according to press reports.

However, the 25-year-old is desperate for the Gunners to start winning trophies, and hinted that a lack of silverware could force a change of plan.

“I’m not happy just playing – I want to win things and I think that is a good thing,” he told The Sun.

“It is not my aim just to qualify for the Champions League. I want to win the Champions League and I believe we can. It is not just that I want to play in the FA Cup. I want to win it, and that is what I have always said.

“I am not a guy who gives up easily. I have a contract until 2011 and I will respect that. About my future, I can’t say much more.”

The forward also revealed that the January signing of Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin had provided a huge boost for the club, and that the returns to fitness of Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas were also more than welcome at this stage of the season.

He said, “The signing of Arshavin is a really good one – and we have Theo coming back.

“Cesc is coming back and he is our heart-beat. He is really important for us because he controls the game, slowing it down and speeding it up.”

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