Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has admitted that he would like to extend his stay at West Ham after he has once again been handed the opportunity to play regular first team football.
The 34-year-old was frozen out by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger last season as he fell behind both Wojciech Szcsesny and Lukasz Fabianki, leading many to question his future at the north London club.
West Ham offered Almunia the chance to get back between the sticks when he was signed on an initial one-month loan after number one stopper Rob Green was ruled out after suffering a knee cartilage injury.
While Green is likely to return to the first team when he recovers from injury, Almunia is still keen to remain at the club and hopes that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will let him extend his stay.
"It's good to feel the game again," Almunia told The Sun. "We will see if I extend my loan. At the moment I am happy - it is a great club with nice people and that's enough for me."
Almunia has started the last two league games for West Ham, including the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and the weekend's impressive 4-0 against Blackpool as the Hammers moved up to second in the league.