Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky is hoping to negotiate a new contract after returning to first-team duty.
The Czech Republic international, who turned 29 on Sunday, has recently come back into Arsene Wenger's plans having been sidelined since January 2008.
His current deal expires at the end of the season and the former Borussia Dortmund ace is eager to extend his time at Emirates Stadium.
Rosicky confirmed he has broached the subject with Arsenal boss Wenger and is now keen to hold negotiations over a new deal.
"I spoke recently to the boss about a new contract," said Rosicky. "We haven't started negotiating yet and we'll see what happens.
"I want to stay and my fitness is getting better and better. You miss the Champions League and the Premier League when you are out for so long."
Now that he is back to fitness, Rosicky is eager to help the Gunners challenge for honours this season and has no qualms about fighting for his place.
He added: "It's always huge competition for places. When you can see how many offensive players we have - against Olympiakos, Eduardo, Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri and Carlos Vela did not start - we have many, many options.
"I definitely think our squad is as good as all our rivals. Even when we lost twice in Manchester we made stupid mistakes and just need to learn from them."