The England international has revealed he extended his contract at the north London club as he wants to help them end their trophy drought, and re-pay the faith he was shown
The England attacker was the subject of a lengthy contract saga earlier in the season, but to the relief of fans confirmed that he penned a new deal with the Gunners with the aim of bringing silverware to the club.
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"I always said I wanted to stay. I know what I owed to Arsenal and to the manager, getting me when I was 16. I did want to re-pay the club. Others might say that and not believe it, but I do.
"When a club and a manager have shown interest in you at such a young age, when you've done next to nothing in the game, and they've helped you reach the top level, helped you develop and work around top players, you don't lightly walk away from that.
"I wanted to stay because I still think this club can go on to achieve something. It's 'when' and not 'if' we win something.
"If anything came out of it all, I think it's a bit more respect between me and the manager. We've shown faith in each other and I feel there is a bit more responsibility on me to create something out of nothing."