Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has reiterated his desire to extend his stay at the club ahead of the Gunners' FA Cup final tie against Aston Villa.


The Spaniard's contract expires next month and despite a string of injuries limiting his contribution this season, Arteta is hopeful of agreeing a new deal with the club.


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"I will discuss my future after the final, it's been a strange season for me since November with my injury but I have learned a lot.


"I would love to, yeah," Arteta said when asked if he'd like to stay at the club.


"The indication is clear, we both know what we want and we will announce something after the final."


Arsenal take on Aston Villa in what will be Arsene Wenger's seventh FA Cup final on Saturday."


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​"We are enthusiastic, all of us. Confident, I don't like that word to be related to a final.


"We are all very committed... We've come to play."


"The pressure is going to be the same because we are favorites to win it.


"The experience we had last season, you can't take that for granted or in the wrong way.


"I've been training with the team, now it's up to the manager to decide what he wants to do and I will respect his decision.


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The veteran midfielder also called on the club to push on and challenge for the Premier League title next season.


"I think it's the right moment," Arteta said. "We have all the elements to move forward and be challenging and I think we need to be demanding because we have the ability and what it takes to go ahead and set bigger targets."