The Ivory Coast defender said: "There is still time on my contract and I hope the club will show that they need me. When you love somebody it's important that they love you back. I have loved this club for years and I always give everything for the team.
"I have been here a long time and when I saw some players leaving the club last year that was difficult for me. Then when we didn't start the season well I was scared. You start to think that maybe the club don't need you any more. When it's like that and you are 28 you have to think about yourself as well. But I came back, I'm playing at the moment and I hope that will carry on.
"People know I love the club, nobody can say I don't. I believe you can only truly love one club in your career and my club is Arsenal."