Suarez snubs Arsenal: 'I'm happy here and I will stay'

Luis Suarez Free Kick V Zenit

Luis Suarez has asserted that he is content to remain at Liverpool.

The Uruguayan turned in a dominant performance on Wednesday evening, tallying four goals and an assist in Liverpool’s 5-1 demolition of Norwich at Anfield.

With the display the oft-controversial striker wrote his name into Premier League history, becoming the first player to net a trio of hat tricks against the same club, with the Canaries the victims.

Thirteen goals on the campaign see the former Ajax man top the scoring charts in the English top flight, despite his having missed out on the opening five games of the term as he served out the remainder of his ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on April 21.

Suarez’s present circumstances are a far cry from those of a tumultuous summer, in which he stated several times that he wished to leave Liverpool and was subject to a now-infamous £40m+1 bid from Arsenal, only to be denied a supposedly promised exit by club owner John Henry.

But despite Suarez’s turnaround in August, in which he reaffirmed his commitment to the Reds, and positive performances on the pitch, he continues to be linked with a January switch to the Emirates as the Gunners look to reinforce for a title run.

However, the Uruguay international has come forward to express his happiness with his current situation, remarking that his primary focus is leading his current employers to Champions League qualification.

"When I'm happy away from the pitch, I am happy on it,” he told Marca.

“I'm happy to be in the Premier League as it's the best competition in the world. I'm happy here and I will stay.

"Luckily I'm scoring to make up for the games I missed, so I have my confidence back and so I can help the team.

"It's the main aim for Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League as we haven’t been in it for a while. I'm going to help the team to reach their goal."

Suarez’s fourth place Liverpool will return to action on Saturday afternoon against West Ham at Anfield.

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