Gunners target happy at Real Madrid despite lack of appearances.
Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata has ruled out a January departure to Arsenal.
The young Spaniard has been linked with a loan move to the Emirates Stadium after struggling for game-time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But Morata, 21, says he is happy in the Spanish capital and enjoying the trust of head-coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“I feel that the boss really trusts me, so does [Ancelotti’s assistant Zinedine] Zidane, all of the coaching staff and the club,” said Morata.
“I am 21 years old, I am happy at Real Madrid and I want to be here for a long time.
“A player always wants to play and the manager has shown that he trusts in me. He has played me in a lot of difficult matches and I am very happy. I have to repay his trust in me.”
The Spain under-21 international’s comments came after Ancelotti ruled out a move for Morata in January, although the Italian hinted the powerful striker could leave next summer.
“Morata stays because we need him,” said Ancelotti. “It’s true that he has not played many games but we have every confidence in him.
“It could be at the end of the season that he is not happy and we can think about letting him go but we need him now.”