Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira has revealed that he plans to complete a decade with Arsenal.
The French midfielder almost quit Arsenal in the summer for Real Madrid but is now committed to staying at the club until they move into their new stadium.
Arsenal are scheduled to move to a new ground at Ashburton Grove in 2006 and Vieira intends to be at the club when the move is completed.
”I can’t wait to lead the team out there, in front of 60,000 Arsenal fans. It will be terrific,” Vieira told The Sun.
”The new stadium and the whole positive direction the club is going in is the reason why I wanted to stay around.
”Nobody can question my commitment to the club but I will accept any remark about how long I took to make a decision.”
”I strongly believe that I can achieve all that I want to achieve at Arsenal,” he added.
”All around the world our reputation has grown.
”Players from all over Europe like our style and teams are now scared of facing us.
”Right now, Arsenal would beat France. The way we play football, yes, Arsenal would win.
”That shows how far Arsenal have come in the last few years.”