Gilberto Silva wants to play out his career at Arsenal.

Gilberto, whose contract ends in 18 months, admits he is not sure whether Arsene Wenger believes he has a long-term future at Arsenal.

"I don't know. It is not just down to me," he said. "It would be great if I extend my contract with the club and finish my career here. We will see if the club has the same feeling.

"I'm not thinking about leaving the club now. I prefer to think I have the [ability] to get back in the team. But my situation is not very comfortable on the bench."