Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has insisted he is happy at Naples and has ruled out a move to Arsenal.
The Uruguay international, who boasts a sublime scoring record in the Serie A, has been linked with a big-money move to the Gunners recently. However, the player has now dismissed the speculation and stated he will continue at Stadio San Paolo.
"My future is the present. I'm happy at Napoli, my teammates are fantastic, the fans are very passionate and my family is settled here - it's all fantastic. I'm happy I came here," talkSport quoted the striker as saying.
Arsene Wenger had reportedly sent his chief scout, Steve Rowley, to Naples to watch Cavani's performance against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Europa League fixture two weeks ago and unsurprisingly received a highly favourable report, after the 25-year-old scored all four goals in his club's 4-2 victory over the Ukrainians.
Cavani, who moved to Napoli from Palermo for a fee of around £13.5m in 2010, scored 33 goals in each of his first two seasons with the club. The Uruguayan has continued his superb form this term as well and has already netted 14 times in 15 appearances. Several top European clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, were linked with a move for Cavani in the summer but the player opted to stay in Italy.
Wenger: Focus is on Qualifying
Meanwhile, Wenger has stated that his primary objective at the moment is to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Arsenal, who defeated derby rivals Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 at the weekend, sit second in Group B, with seven points from four matches, as they welcome French champions Montpellier to the Emirates.
"We do it step by step. First of all we want to qualify, then try to top the group. Let's just win the game. It is important on the back of the Tottenham game that we put in another good performance and show a resolute attitude. If we produce a quality performance then we will win the game," Wenger pointed out.