Aston Villa target Justin Hoyte insists he wants to play out his career at Arsenal.

Hoyte is aware of the competition at Arsenal but he is happy to take on the challenge.

"That's how football is," he told Arsenal TV Online. "It just makes me more determined to work hard and get my place in the side. I am going to fight and work hard. I want to be at Arsenal all my life.

"Yes the competition is tough but it is the same as last year with Emmanuel Eboue playing and Mathieu Flamini in there sometimes too. Competition is good for us and good for the team. Hopefully I can work hard in training and break into the team. I just want to play as much as I can."