Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has confirmed that he will remain at the Emirates ahead of the upcoming campaign, according to reports from Goal.com.
He enjoyed successful spells at Villarreal, Recreativo, and Malaga before agreeing a permanent move to join the Gunners back in 2012.
It was earlier believed that manager Arsene Wenger was unable to fit the Spanish international into his squad, especially with the high level of competition in the club’s midfield.
However, Cazorla managed to shine in the middle of the park for Wenger’s side, earning himself a prominent role throughout the campaign.
Having been a regular selection for his manager, the midfielder has now confirmed that he is aiming to play out his contract, which still has two years remaining.
“Rumours about Atletico Madrid are false. Currently, I just focus on Arsenal. I have two more years on my contract here and I hope to complete them,” he said.
“I’m very happy in Arsenal and in the Premier League. I feel loved and valued by the team and supporters.”
He managed to register 53 appearances in all competitions last term, scoring a total of eight goals and providing a further 15 assists.