Santi Cazorla speaks on Arsenal future

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla has been at Arsenal for over four years.

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla and Swansea City's Lukasz Fabianski after the game

Speaking to the IBTimes UK, Santi Cazorla has revealed that he is happy at Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder has become a real fan favourite at Arsenal following his move from Malaga a little over four years ago.

The 31-year-old endured an injury-hit season last term but he has started seven of the Gunners' eight Premier League games in the current campaign.

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla in action with Swansea City's Neil Taylor

Fans of the North London club might be a little worried due to the fact that Cazorla is out of contract next summer, meaning he will leave for free unless an extension is offered and signed.

But asked by the IBTimes UK if he wants to stay at Arsenal, he said: "I'm happy because I'm playing regularly. If I didn't play I would tell you that I would consider leaving, but I'm having minutes and I have the confidence of the manager. That's what every player wants."

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla in action with Burnley's George Boyd

Although Cazorla says he is happy, Gunners supporters would be much happier to see his commitment in writing in the form of a contract extension.

Despite his age, Cazorla continues to be a big influence for Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger should be determined to keep hold of him.

He has scored twice and set up two goals in his seven Premier League starts this season, though they were both penalties.

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla in action with FC Basel's Eder BalantaArsenal's Santi Cazorla in action with FC Basel's Eder Balanta

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