Santi Cazorla has admitted that his future is uncertain however he is hoping that he can land a new deal at Arsenal.
With one year left on his current contract, the midfielder admitted he would be more than happy to sign a new deal with Arsenal, however one has not yet been offered and Cazorla said that if he does not sign a new deal with the Gunners, he’s not sure what will happen.
“I have no particular choice [of where to go],” Cazorla told Cadena Ser.
“I honestly do not know what I’ll do if I do not continue at Arsenal.
“I do not know if I ‘ll go to Spain or another league, it’s a little early.
“If Arsenal do not give me a new contract option, I would have other options, either in Spain or in another league, but today it is still something I have not even considered.
“When the day comes I will take the decision. Today it is difficult.
“There was talk of a move to Atletico but they were just rumours.
“I do not want to focus on things that are not real. I want to play, give my best and that will have to be it.
“I do not know what will be in the future, I do not close my door to anything, I just want to enjoy football, what I could not do last season.
“I just have one more year of contract and I have no news from the club.”
It seems impossible to think that Arsenal won’t offer the 31-year-old an extension, especially given that he is showing zero signs of ageing or being less effective in the side.
In fact, his return after injury showed just how much we had missed him and his absence was one of the key reasons Arsenal were unable to overtake Leicester in the title race last season. He missed 20 games in the 15/16 campaign with the knee injury he picked up at the end of November, only returning in March.
Leaving all that aside, the fan outrage if Arsenal were to let Santi go in the summer would be off the charts.
Cazorla added, “I am happy here.
“A player wants to play and from the moment I arrived at Arsenal I have had the confidence of the coach.
“But there is only one year left on my contract and I have no news from the club.
“I have still a year and we’ll see what decision the club take.
“I hope to continue playing and continue here is an option.
“My attention is now focused on playing and being able to enjoy playing football after a season that had a lot of injury problems.
“I am very happy here. The club has treated me very well.
“I am at a great club and I am playing minutes, which is what I want.
“If I don’t play, then I consider leaving, but now I’m playing in a big club.”