Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his biggest hint yet he could stay at Sunderland beyond his season-long loan.
The 23-year-old Denmark international was dispatched to the Stadium of Light after it became apparent he was no longer part of Arsene Wenger's plans.
Reports from Bendtner's homeland had suggested he was against staying in the north-east permanently due to their lack of European football.
However, Bendtner insists his comments were translated incorrectly.
"I've never hidden the fact that I'm very keen to play in the Champions League again," he said.
"But I also read that I'd said if I don't play in the Champions League, I won't be playing for Sunderland.
"That is not the case but I know how they misinterpret Danish into English.
"As a player you should have ambition - I'm sure every player you speak to wants to play in the Champions League.
"But I haven't ruled out staying at Sunderland. As I've said before, I just want to enjoy the year I have here and then see what happens in the summer."
Sunderland's attack has changed dramatically over the last 12 months. Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck are no longer at the club, while rookie striker Connor Wickham is presently injured.
It means the lofty Dane is now at the apex of the Black Cats' attack and he admits it's a responsibility he is thriving on.
"I am enjoying being the focal point," he added.
"I don't mind that at all. But as well as you can sit and talk about things here, people will always look at how many goals you have scored. They don't look at overall play."
He continued on SAFCtv: "I still think there is a lot more to come from me. I want to become more dominant in the game, always try to create something.
"I've been quite happy with the progress I have made and if I can take my recent record at international level into the club game then that would be fantastic."