Last week stories emerged from Spain about Atletico Madrid agreeing a deal with Santi Cazorla to bring the Spanish international back to La Liga.
Having firmly established himself this season as one of the team’s key components, it was a rumour that worried Arsenal fans, but at his pre-game press conference this morning, Arsene Wenger dismissed the tale and said there’d been no contact with the Madrid side.
“He extended his contract last year,” said the Arsenal boss. “I don’t think there’s anything to worry about, we’ve not been approached.”
It is more than likely that the former Malaga and Villarreal man will want to go back home before the end of his career, but considering the form he’s shown this campaign, it’s too early.
He has 7 goals, 5 from the penalty spot, and in terms of creativity he has created 57 Premier League chances, sharing top spot with Alexis.
Hands off, Atletico. Come talk to us again next summer. Maybe.