Santi Cazorla Distances Himself From Arsenal Move

Spaniard takes to Twitter to distance himself from Gunners link.

Malaga winger Santi Cazorla has taken to twitter to dismiss speculation that he is on the verge of joining Premier League giants Arsenal.

Reports on Wednesday suggested that the playmaker was desperate to leave the La Liga club after a bitter pay dispute and had agreed personal terms with the Gunners over a £16.5 million switch.

But the Euro 2012 winner has updated his personal description on the social networking site twitter to read:

The update roughly translates as: “I am 27 years old, I’m a player for Malaga FC and the Spanish national team and I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE WITH THESE GREAT TEAMS!”

The news will come as a blow to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who admitted this week that he is an admirer of the Spaniard. The Emirates Stadium outfit are in the market for a new forward, with Andrei Arshavin set to finally leave the club in the next fortnight. The Gunners’ north London rivals Tottenham were also said to be interested in the Spanish international.

The former Villareal star only joined Malaga in an £18 million deal from the Yellow Submarine last summer and impressed in his debut season, scoring 9 times – including four direct free kicks – as Malaga finished fourth and secured a Champions League place.

But the playmaker was reportedly left upset at disorganised Malaga’s failure to pay him and several other senior stars.

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