Arsenal transfers: Santi Cazorla rules out Gunners exit

Arsenal transfers: Santi Cazorla brands speculation linking him with a return to Spain this summer as "paper talk"

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla Photo: Puma

Santi Cazorla has rubbished speculation suggesting that he is set to leave Arsenal and return to La Liga this summer.

The Spain international is facing a fight to secure a first-team spot this season after Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez in a £35m deal from Barcelona in the current transfer window.

I’m only focused on training here and preparing well playing with Arsenal. It’s paper talk

Santi Cazorla

Cazorla, who moved to the north London club from Malaga in a £15m switch in 2011, appeared open to a move to the Spanish champions during the World Cup.

However, the 29-year-old moved to play down speculation linking him with a move away from The Emirates.

“I’ve seen that in the papers, but nobody has told me anything personally and the only things I know are from the papers, so I don’t know anything,” Cazorla told Cadena Cope.

“I’m only focused on training here and preparing well playing with Arsenal. It’s paper talk.

“I’m well, I have the confidence of everybody, the support of the fans and we hope to have a good season.”

The Spain international has scored 16 goals in 69 Premier League appearances.

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