Relief for Gunners fans as Cazorla tells them he is staying at the Emirates…
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has insisted he will not be leaving the club, following speculation surrounding a move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Telegraph.
Cazorla joined the Emirates club from Villareal last summer, and has quickly become a fans’ favourite with his wonderful technical ability and eye for a killer pass.
“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,” said the diminutive 28-year-old Spaniard.
“Perhaps I will return to Spain one day, but right now it’s very unlikely,” he added.
Cazorla enjoyed a fantastic debut season in the Premier League.
The Spanish international appeared in all 38 of Arsenal’s league matches last year, and scored 12 goals. He also created 95 chances, 11 of which led to goals. Only fellow Spaniard Juan Mata and United forward Wayne Rooney hit double figures for goals and assists in the Premier League, and Cazorla will be vital to Any Arsenal hopes of a genuine title push this season.
The midfielder has an extra incentive to perform well for Arsenal this year, as he is keen to cement a place in Spain’s World Cup squad ahead of Brazil 2014.
“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 have to have a great year with Arsenal. I hope this year is even better than the last,” Cazorla said.
If he continues to link up with Jack Wilshere in the manner he did last season, Cazorla’s place on the plane is all but guaranteed.