The midfielder insists he's happy with his role with the Gunners.
The 27-year-old told the Arsenal official matchday programme: "I'm still so happy to be playing here, with these guys and for this manager. It was my dream before and to make seven years will be incredible. As you say, I'm one of the senior players now - I feel comfortable within the squad and always do what I can to help the younger boys.
"I never think about myself - for me, it's always about the team. Even if I'm brought on, I'm just privileged to be among the 18 players."