Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has stated that he is not looking to leave the club despite being linked with a return to La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid this summer.
Cazorla joined the Gunners from Malaga last summer and has impressed since moving to the Premier League. Athletico Madrid tried to sign him last summer, but the 28-year-old chose to join Arsenal.
It is understood that they have rekindled their interest and have made another attempt to sign him, but Cazorla says he is settled in his north London home.While Cazorla admits that he could return to La Liga in the future, he is in no hurry to head for the exit door at the Emirates Stadium.
According to Goal.com, he said :
Much has been made the subject of Atletico Madrid, but I am very good in London.
I have a contract with Arsenal and I start training on Monday.
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We’ll see when I come back to La Liga it is very difficult right now.
Cazorla enjoyed a promising first season at the Emirates having made the switch from Malaga at the beginning of last season, netting 12 times and receiving praise for his creative and attacking flair in a side that more than struggled at times.
He started an incredible 47 games for the Gunners this past season and appeared in every single Premier League match. He played full 90 minutes in 68.4 percent of Premier League games.
The attacking midfielder who operated on the left wing during the closing stages of the season has been an indispensable part of the squad and will be an integral member once again this season.
Twelve goals and sixteen assists in his first season in the EPL, as an advanced midfielder and with our ever-changing attacking front, you have to be impressed.His natural ability with both feet and trickery certainly allows him to wriggle his way out of many situations as well as distributing the ball with ease.
Now well settled in England and adapted to the Premier League playing style, the Spaniard can be what Cesc Fabregas had promised to be for the Gunners. If he does, the Arsenal trophy cabinet might get its first silverware in years.