Whilst admitting that he is forever grateful to Arsenal, he insists that he never gave less than 100 per cent.
"I have everything, I could not have done more, my performances were fine and I played as much as I could," he said.
"In terms of titles, I am bitter about that - missing out on winning the Premier League about three times, I would have liked to have taken that, but it could not happen.
"But London will always be my city, I did not make great friends, but friends from the changing room and Wenger, you can look no further I would be nothing without him, no world champion, nothing.
"I talked with him a lot, his words to me will last a lifetime. I could hardly talk when I left, but I did speak with him. But what he has given me is priceless."