The impending issue of Santi Cazorla’s contract situation has started to rear its ugly head.

Word on the street, and by street I mean the internet, is that Atletico Madrid want to sign the midfielder. Although Cazorla has pointed out that no contact has been made.

In April, the Daily Mail ran a story that the 30-year-old was quite happy to stay at Arsenal.

“I’ve heard (about Atletico’s interest), like everybody but at the moment there is nothing concrete, only rumours. I don’t worry about that. I’m focused on Arsenal, where I am very happy. I have another year on my contract and the option for one more,” he said.

However, speaking to Marca recently, the Spaniard seemed a little less certain, saying, “I have one year contract and we will see what Arsenal think about the possibility of extending the contract. I do not plan anything else for now.” (via Sport Witness)

I don’t see him moving, which isn’t something I would’ve said a few seasons ago. Our club is in a good position where we don’t need to sell and, if he wants a better contract, which is probably the case, I’m pretty sure Arsene Wenger would be willing to negotiate this with him considering how brilliant he’s been for us this season.

The team is going from strength-to-strength and he seems happy enough. He’s certainly not in a position that requires him to force a move away.

Atletico Madrid can come knocking all they want but I don’t see us answering.