Arsenal Relief as Santi Cazorla Rules Out Atletico Madrid Switch

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Spain playmaker says he is happy at the Gunners. 

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Arsenal have received a huge boost after key midfield player Santi Cazorla confirmed that he would not be joining Atletico de Madrid next season, reports

The coveted Spain international has been the subject of much speculation of late linking him with a possible move back to La Liga this summer, with Spanish giants Atletico reportedly keen on landing the 28-year-old.

The playmaker has only been at the Emirates though for less than a year now, having originally moved to north London from Liga outfit Malaga last August on a long-term deal for an undisclosed fee.

And in his debut campaign in the capital, Carzola produced an outstanding season for the Gunners, registering 12 goals and 16 assists in his 49 matches in total in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s side, eye-catching attacking form that resulted in the new man being named the club’s Player of the Year come the climax to the campaign.

All of which made the recent wave of stories suggesting that the midfield maestro would be returning home to Spain so soon so perplexing, however, now the player himself has come out to pour cold water on those rumours.

“There has been a lot of speculation about a move to Atletico Madrid but I’m very happy at Arsenal, I have a contract there and I start training on Monday,” Carzola told reporters.

“Perhaps I will return to Spain one day, but right now it’s very unlikely.

“I still have unfinished business in the World Cup after missing the last one because of my back.

“I really want to experience a World Cup, so I hope to have a great year with Arsenal. I hope this year is even better than the last.”

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