Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has denied recent rumours that he is set for a move to Atletico Madrid in the summer and confirmed that he wants a long stay in north London, whilst speaking to Spanish publication El Mundo.
The La Liga champions had enquired about Cazorla’s availability earlier on this season according to Spanish expert Guilleme Balague (via Sky Sports) with a view to striking a deal this summer.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger later denied receiving any approach from Atletico Madrid for his talisman and reaffirmed his desire to retain the services of Cazorla who has a contract until 2017 (via the Telegraph).
Cazorla has echoed his manager’s comments and made it clear that he is happy to remain at Arsenal for as long as the club want him.
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“Right now I haven’t heard from anybody, it’s just rumours and, to tell the truth, it doesn’t concern me too much. What I’m concerned about is Arsenal, where I’m doing well,” Cazorla told Spanish reporters.
“In the future, we’ll see. I like it at Arsenal very much and, as long as the club value me as they have done until now, then I’ll continue.”
Since the turn of the year, Cazorla has been at the heart of everything good at the club with his transformation into an all action midfielder adding another dimension to his game.
The former Malaga man looked to be waining earlier on this season but in central midfield, he can certainly prolong what has been a sensational career.