Almunia plans Arsenal stay
Manuel Almunia is not worried about trying to convince Arsene Wenger that he deserves to stay at Arsenal.
Last Updated: 02/08/10 10:31am
Manuel Almunia insists he is not worried about trying to convince Arsene Wenger that he deserves to stay at Arsenal.
The goalkeeper has been linked with a return to Spanish football amid reports Wenger is looking to bring in a new No.1 at Emirates Stadium.
Fulham veteran Mark Schwarzer is reportedly a target for Wenger and that has led to doubts over Almunia's future with the Gunners after six years in North London.
However, after a solid performance in Sunday's Emirates Cup win over Celtic, the 33-year-old confirmed he is planning to stay with Arsenal.
"I don't need to convince anybody, I just do my job," Almunia told Sky Sports.
"I have a couple more years on my contract and that's it, I'm an Arsenal player."
Jack Wilshere also caught the eye in the 3-2 success over Celtic and the teenage midfielder feels he has benefited from his time on loan at Bolton last season.
"Obviously I had six months out at Bolton last year and I think that really helped me," said Wilshere.
"I think I showed that I've got a bit more experience now and I hope to push on and get more games for Arsenal."