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​West Brom midfielder Barry: I could play until 40

36-year-old Gareth Barry is confident he can play until his 40 years of age.

The West Bromwich Albion midfielder will break the Premier League games record when he takes to the field against Arsenal at the Emirates on Monday night, which will be his 633rd game.

"It's definitely a possibility. I was 32 when I signed for Everton and (the manager) Roberto Martinez said, 'You're style of game - you can play until you're 40'," he said.

"I'm sitting there laughing at him, but he was deadly serious, and I still laughed. It's still going to be tough, but for a manager to tell me that four to five years ago is a good compliment, which was nice to hear.

"I'm immensely proud to get there. Whether it will stay around for long I don't know."

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