Santi Cazorla is still yet to be offered a new contract at Arsenal, he has told Cadena SER.
The 31-year-old is one of the few top, top players that the Gunners have managed to keep hold of, but for some reason, they seem reluctant to tie him down.
Cazorla’s contract expires at the end of this season, and while he wants to stay, it may be out of his hands if he isn’t given a new deal. Of course, his well-documented injury battles may be a factor in Arsene Wenger’s thinking, but they surely can’t afford to lose him for free in the summer.
“I don’t have any news from the club in that respect (a new contract),” he said.
“I’m in a great club and I’m playing minutes which is what I want.
“If I didn’t play, then I would consider leaving but that is not the case. I have this season left under contract and we will see what the club decides regarding my future. I will also decide what is best for me.”
Mesut Ozil’s contract stalemate is also yet to be resolved, so Wenger has a lot on his plate off the field as well as on it.
Given that the manager’s own deal expires in the summer, he will not want to face the same accusations as Sir Alex Ferguson, that he failed to prepare a proper legacy or build for the future when the day finally comes for him to step down.