By Alex Taylor
Santi Cazorla believes Arsene Wenger will stay at Arsenal despite rumours he will leave the club this summer.
Wenger, 66, joined the Gunners 20 years ago from Japanese outfit Nagoya Grampus, but could be nearing the end of his time in north London.
The Frenchman has increased speculation regarding his long-term future at Arsenal in recent weeks after admitting he was flattered to have been linked to the vacant England manager’s job.
“The boss has not indicated that this will be his last year, not at all,” Cazorla told The Sun.
“The truth is we do not have that feeling in the dressing room. He is fully focused on this season and I do not know what he is planning for the future.
“Today I do not rule him continuing another season, because he has not said he will leave.
“It is in his hands and he is the one who has to make the decision, but today I would say that he may continue.”
The former Monaco boss has has seen his side make a positive start to their domestic campaign this term having picked up 16 points from seven matches.
Arsenal, who currently occupy third-place in the table, sit just two points off league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.
Wenger will be hoping to welcome back a fully fit crop of first team stars after the international break to give his side the best possible chance of securing a trophy this season.
The Gunners will take on Swansea, Ludogorets and Middlesbrough all within seven days next week as they strive for their first piece of silverware since the 2014-15 FA Cup.
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