The Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has long been linked with a move back to Spain, with Athletico Madrid said to be especially keen on his services according to various media outlets both in England and in Spain. However, the diminutive playmaker has now spoken out about his situation and has flatly denied any approach from Diego Simeone’s side and has insisted that he is very happy to stay with the Gunners.
The Spanish international told El Mundo: “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. In the future, we’ll see. I’m saying that I like it very much and, as long as the club value me as they have done until now, then I’ll continue.”
In addition to insisting that he is happy to stay at Arsenal, the former Villareal man has also expressed his desire to remain at the club until he remains valued, which speaks volumes of his commitment to the club. Since his arrival in England, Santi has adapted to the Premier League as a duck takes to water and has had a massive influence on Arsene Wenger’s side, so these statements will be music to the ears of all Arsenal fans.
Despite heavy competition for places in Arsenal’s offensive setup, it is really nice to see a player who is determined to stay and fight for his place instead of taking the easy way out to find regular game-time. Having signed a contract extension just last year, it really does seem like a certainty that Santi Cazorla will remain with the Gunners for the next couple of years at least.