Gunners star keen to stay in north London.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has insisted that he wants to stay at the club this season despite being linked with a return back to his native Spain, the Daily Star reports.
The Spanish international had been linked with a summer move to join La Liga champions Atletico Madrid after admitting that if the Gunners didn’t start winning trophies soon he would be forced to look for a new club.
However, following the club’s FA Cup victory in May he hinted that he would not be going anywhere during the summer transfer window.
“I’m happy here,” said Cazorla, who joined the Gunners from Malaga in 2012.
“I want to play for Arsenal for more years. Of course, next year I play for Arsenal.”
Cazorla will now be joined in north London by Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, who signed last week in a £32 million deal.
Cazorla came up against the Chilean star at the World Cup where their respective countries came face-to-face in the group stage of the tournament, and Cazorla believes Sanchez will be an instant smash at the Emirates Stadium.
“He’s a very good player. He’s a great signing for this club. He’s played a long time for Barcelona and he played very good for Chile in Brazil. He’s a top player,” he added.
“I’m very happy for him and the club and I hope to enjoy playing with him on the pitch.
“I will also help him in the dressing room with the team-mates.
“It’s important to make signings because the other teams like Chelsea and Manchester City have signed good players. We needed more players next season for a stronger team.”