The January transfer window may have only just closed and the summer one is still months away, but we still expect lots of Arsenal transfer rumours every week. Some fans may not like them but I take them as a bit of fun and like to think ahead to how Arsene Wenger might improve the Gunners for next season.
So I don´t mind the rumours, except the sort we had this week which sent a cold shiver running down my spine: Santi Cazorla off back to Spain with Atletico Madrid! Please God no I cried, then thought about it and started to think why he would want to go, when he seems so happy and settled in the Arsenal side and has picked up his first winners medal.
On top of that, the little maestro signed a new contract about a year ago and has been playing out of his skin this season, so well that he looks a real contender for Premier League player of the season. And now Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on the suggestion that Santi could leave us in the summer, as reported by The Mirror.
The Frenchman said, “He extended his contract last year. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about, we’ve not been approached.
“Until now he has been the most consistent and since he has moved to the centre he has been voted player of the month twice.”
And if you doubt Wenger, there was more good news from Spain as a journalist revealed that Cazorla was so happy at Arsenal that he was about to splash out on a new house. Does that sound like a player pining for La Liga?