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Bernd Leno has announced he has no desire to quitthis summer as he wants to get football back at the Emirates Stadium.
The German goalkeeper has been the main man in goal in what has been a very disappointing campaign for the Gunners - who run the serious risk of failing to qualify for European football for the first time in 25 years.
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Leno told German news outlet Sport1: 'I don't want to leave here, I feel good and want to be successful again with Arsenal.
'Arsenal are a big club, which is extremely underestimated in Germany, there are many Arsenal fans all over the world. I still have a two-year contract and hope to play in the Champions League again with Arsenal.
'It is also clear that at some point in my career I want to do something different. So far I've played for two clubs.
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'Maybe I'll get the urge to play in another league again. Maybe in the south. But there is time, I'm still getting to the top goalkeeping age. But my focus is on Arsenal.'
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Leno has played 47 times for the Gunners so far this season, including 33 times in the league, and has kept 15 clean sheets.
The Gunners go into the final two games of the Premier League season in ninth place and cannot finish anywhere higher than sixth place.
Meanwhile, Arsenal's chances of playing in the Champions League were scuppered by a Europa League semi-final exit to Villarreal earlier this month, while Mikel Arteta's side suffered early exits from two domestic cup competitions.
Leno was asked whether he would ever consider a return to the Bundesliga, after making over 300 senior appearances for Bayer Leverkusen before moving to England, and while the shot stopper confirmed that - while may be a possibility - he is currently very happy in London.
When asked about a return to Germany: 'Not yet, because I really like it in the Premier League and at Arsenal. Personally, I also think it's great in London.
'My wife feels good, everything fits. But at some point in the Bundesliga again: why not?'
Leno's chances of making Germany's European Championships squad this summer were boosted by the news that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will miss the entire tournament through injury.
The Arsenal man will be competing with Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp and Oliver Baumann for one of the three goalkeeper spots in Joachim Low's side.
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