Santi Cazorla commits future to Arsenal

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Santi Cazorla has moved to dispel speculation the he could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer, insisting that he is happy to stay put "for the moment".

The Spaniard arrived in north London in 2012 from Malaga and made an immediate impact, scoring 12 goals in 38 Premier League appearances. However his opportunities on the pitch were limited somewhat following the arrival of record buy Mesut Ozil last time round - and when he did play it was usually out of position on the wing.

New signings

Now, with Alexis Sanches announced as Arsenal's latest acquisition his game time could be limited even further, which has in turn prompted speculation about his future. 

Atletico Madrid are said to be keen on securing his services and were eyeing up a €20 million offer. However Cazorla has dismissed the speculation, and says he intends to remain with Arsenal.


"I'm very happy at Arsenal, I've got two more years here on my contract," the Spaniard said.

"Arsenal is great for me. I'm happy to be here at the moment and focus on that.

"I always try to give my best on and off the pitch. I'm a happy guy, I'm a funny guy. I try to bring a good mood into the changing rooms on and off the pitch and that is what I will continue to do this year."

While Arsenal fans will be pleased to hear Cazorla commit his future to the club, the player himself is unlikely to tolerate a season sitting on the bench. Previously, the former Malaga ace has suggested he would be open to a move to Atletico, who won La Liga last season.

New arrivals

"Everyone tells me [Atletico] is a good club, Koke and Juanfran are there as well [as David Villa]. But I do not know anything. Until after the World Cup I do not want to know," he commented.

Having announced a deal for Sanchez, Arsenal are expected to add further to their ranks shortly with deals for Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy in the pipeline.

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