Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy has revealed that he wants to extend his stay with the Gunners and that he expects to sign an improved contract in the near future.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has become a first-team regular for Arsenal in recent times and wants to commit his long-term future to Arsene Wenger's side, with his current deal running until the summer of 2010.
He told France Football: "We're at the end of our discussions. Everything's going well because my intention is clear - I want to stay at Arsenal.
"I would love to have a career here like Patrick Vieira or Thierry Henry, to stay many years at Arsenal and leave my mark on the club.
"I've been in London for five years. If everything goes well I will stay here for at least eight years.
"We're talking about a further two years and in that period, the coach will still be at the club. It's him who brought me here, it's him who built this young team.
"It's a superb plan to throw yourself into the future with this group here. I never hesitated, not at all. Arsenal is one of the great clubs in Europe."