Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla’s current deal at the Emirates will run down in June and the Spaniard says there’s been no contact from the Gunners over extending his current stay beyond this season.
The 33-year-old has not featured for the north London club since October 2016 after facing complications following ankle surgery. It all started for him while on international duty with Spain in September 2013.
Cazorla was withdrawn from the squad to face Chile due to a blow to his ankle, which resulted in fissure in the bone. Since then, he has been marred with serious complications which have forced him to spend more time on the sidelines.
The former Malaga man is edging closer towards making some sort of return, but is unaware as to where he will play next season.
“My contract finishes in June and I do not know anything about my future. Nobody from Arsenal have offered me anything. I’ve been away for a long time, I have practically not been able to train and now I want to train, see the sensations I have and tomorrow we’ll see,” Cazorla told El Larguero of the Cadena SER (with quotes also picked up by AS).
“Back to the Spanish League? Well, I only think about playing the game right now.”
It’s a tricky situation for Arsenal. Cazorla’s fitness situation makes it unlikely he could play a big part for them next season, but they won’t want to simply cast him adrift.