Arsenal target wants to stay

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Brazilian teenager Casemiro has confirmed his desire to stay with Sao Paulo, despite reported interest in his signature from Arsenal.

The 19-year-old continues to impress for both club and country, and has frequently been linked with a big-money move to Europe.

Arsenal has been touted as a potential destination for Casemiro, as Arsene Wenger plots his moves during the January transfer window.

Along with the Gunners, Serie A outfit Roma have also been linked with the midfielder, and are reportedly planning a £10 million bid for his services.

However, Casemiro is content with life in Sao Paulo, and believes he owes a debt of gratitude to his current employers.

''I know I didn't finish the year in a good way," he told Sambafoot. "It was not like I planned.

"But now it's a new year, a new life. I went on vacation and have returned with a new mind-set. I will work hard to regain my place here at São Paulo."

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