Despite a lot of speculation about his future, with links in recent days to Lyon and Marseille, Gervinho says he wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place in the team.
The erratic Ivorian scored 7 goals last season but will be best remembered for his miss against Bradford, but the former Lille man is determined to recharge his batteries and come back stronger next season.
“I have a contract until 2015 with Arsenal and I intend to honour it,” he told Sky Sports.
“There is always speculation in the papers, but I am looking forward to a good holiday and to come back to Arsenal. I want to win my place in the starting line-up week in, week out.”
To be fair to him, in both his seasons at the club he’s had to go away to the African Cup of Nations, which is hardly ideal on any level.
It remains to be seen if his desire to stay is matched by Arsene Wenger’s to keep him as the Gunners look to improve their squad ahead of the new campaign.