“It doesn’t look like it’s my path. I’m not sitting here for the rest of my life, saying, ‘Oh I want to get back to Arsenal, please, please.’ I’d be in daily turmoil if I lived like that.
“It’s like an ex-girlfriend: 16 years trying to get back with a girl, get the message, mate, move on. It doesn’t hurt me.
“I just wish my ex-girlfriend all the luck in the world! If it comes to a time when she wants to employ me again, then Hallelujah.
“We are going New Year’s Day [v Fulham]. The kids all love Arsenal.