Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla is open to a return to La Liga after life at the Emirates…
Santi Cazorla is open to a La Liga return at some point, but has denied plans to return to Spain any time soon, reports the International Business Times.
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The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away recently, with Atletico Madrid thought to be interested. Cazorla has rubbished the reports linking him back to La Liga however, reaffirming his commitment to Arsenal.
“There were just rumours,” he said.
“I already told it during the summer. Nobody told me anything to me. I am at Arsenal and let’s see what happens in the future.”
The Spanish international admitted a move back to his homeland could be on the cards however, revealing that his future was anything but set in stone at the moment.
“I don’t rule out [a future in La Liga]. I have played there most of my career, except during the last three seasons, and a footballer never knows what coming next. But I am open to everything.”
Arsene Wenger bought the Spaniard from Malaga in 2012, paying somewhere in the region of £16m for his services. He got off to a fantastic start to life at the Emirates, becoming Arsenal’s Player of the Year during his first season with the club by scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists.
He has failed to recapture his form since that first season however, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way out.
With Arsenal suffering their usual glut of injuries it is highly unlikely that Cazorla will be allowed to leave in January, but he could certainly be a surprise departure at the end of the season.