Mikel Arteta’s agent declared “he is an Arsenal player and he’s happy here,” cooling links with Fiorentina.
The Viola had hoped to sign the midfielder for Vincenzo Montella’s side, but his representative shot down these reports.
“I haven’t heard from any clubs,” Inaki Ibanez told Radio Blu in Italy this evening.
“What are the chances of him leaving? He’s the captain of Arsenal, he is an Arsenal player and he’s happy here.
“He also has a contract for another year.”