Arsenal-linked Roberto Firmino: I’m happy at Hoffenheim

The Brazil international has stated that he is only thinking about his current employers.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Brazil international Roberto Firmino in recent months, with Metro recently stating that the Gunners are ready to move for the Hoffenheim star this summer.

The 23-year-old has been in superb form for the modest Bundesliga side this season, scoring six goals and creating eight assists.

With Firmino also being recognised in the Brazil senior set-up and with the Copa America in Chile just round the corner, it appears that the playmaker is set to become even more of a household name in the near future.

Despite being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, Firmino has stated that he is happy at Hoffenheim and is not thinking about leaving.

“I have a contract with Hoffenheim until 2017 and I'm happy here,” Bild report the South American as saying.

“I have developed a lot at this club and right now all I'm thinking about is playing for Hoffenheim.”

This is the fifth season that the star has been in the German club’s first-team, with Firmino ending last term with 16 Bundesliga goals to his name.

His exploits in tandem with Kevin Volland in the Hoffenheim attack have fired Markus Gisdol’s men to seventh in the table, with every chance that they can qualify for next season’s Europa League as a result.

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