Santi Cazorla has brushed aside rumours linking him with a potential move away from the club, with 2 years still left to run on the 30-year-old’s contract at the Emirates.
The Arsenal player has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid after an impressive season at the Emirates, widely regarded as one of Arsenal’s standout players this season, helping them to retain the FA Cup and finish 3rd in the league.”
“I’m very happy at Arsenal and in the Premier League,” Cazorla told Goal. I feel loved and valued by both the team and supporters.
“Any news stories about me and Atletico Madrid are false. Currently I am just focused on Arsenal, I have two more years on my contract here and I hope to complete them.”
Despite being one of the older players in the squad, it does not show on the pitch. Arsene Wenger is renowned for not keeping on too many players into their thirties, but it looks like Santi could be one of the few exceptions as he gives so much to the team.
Wenger has already said he intends to keep every player on for next season, and Cazorla has reiterated what we have heard from a lot of the players about pushing on in the Premier League and Champions League.
“It is very important for us to win trophies, and now we are preparing ourselves for the next season, where we want to jump up in quality and hope to fight for the Premier League and go further in the Champions League,” he said.
“If we want to fight for the Premier League we must keep the level from the second half of last season.
“I think that’s what we need to fight against Chelsea, City and United, the teams that will be stronger next season.
“Hopefully Arsenal can in future reach as high as Barcelona,” he added. “That’s the goal.
“Barcelona is the reference to the rest of world football and all of us want to be closer to them.”