Santi Cazorla
Cazorla has been a vital asset for Arsenal this season Getty Images

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla insists that he is going nowhere this summer and that his head is set on honouring his contract with the Gunners.

The diminutive Spaniard has been linked with a move out of the club through the length of the season but his recent comments suggest that the player is willing to extend his stay at the Emirates and help Arsenal in their course to win the title next season.

Cazorla revealed that it was Arsene Wenger who convinced him to move to the Emirates in 2012 and that he is special in a way that he gives confidence to players to play their own game. The Frenchman has been criticised for failing to lead his team to major trophies over the last decade, only alleviated by their recent FA Cup triumph last year.

The Gunners have the chance to retain the trophy, having made it to the finals for a second consecutive year, when they will face Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Cazorla is expected to start alongside Francis Coquelin when the Gunners face Manchester United later on Sunday at Old Trafford.

"I have a contract at Arsenal and my head is focused only on this club," Cazorla said.

"Wenger is a big coach. I am at Arsenal because he convinced me he could improve my game and give me a chance of winning the Premier League. I am happy with my experience at Arsenal, and that's true.

"I have worked with good coaches in my career and Wenger is special.

"He's very demanding, even when we win, and always wants the team to play a good game. His big virtue is the way he gives confidence to young players," he added on Wenger.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are third in the league table but a win against United will take them level on points with Manchester City, with a game in hand.