Arsenal's Justin Hoyte admits he is going through a tough time at present, but is fully prepared to 'knuckle down' to earn a place in The Gunners' starting XI.
Hoyte has found first-team appearances hard to come by this so far season following the signing of Bacary Sagna.
And since Sagna's arrival from Auxerre, the Frenchman has demonstrated many flawless displays during his 15 starts.
However, Hoyte has voiced his determination to stick with the North Londoners, and he is ready to take his chance should one present itself.
"Of course I want to stay at the club and fight," he told the club's official website.
"I want to be an Arsenal player. You never know what can happen in football but I know I am going to knuckle down, train hard, work hard and perform when I get my chance.
"It is tough at the moment because the team is doing so well and a few players are not getting into the team. It's up to us to take our chance if there is an injury.
"It is frustrating but I am a professional and need to behave that way and focus on the job in hand."