Brad Guzan today dismissed speculation linking him with Arsenal and insisted he is happy at Villa. The Gunners are rumoured to be interested in the American keeper with boss Arsene Wenger eyeing a replacement for Wojciech Szczesny.
Brad Guzan today dismissed speculation linking him with Arsenal and insisted he is happy at Villa.
The Gunners are rumoured to be interested in the American keeper with boss Arsene Wenger eyeing a replacement for Wojciech Szczesny.
Guzan played a vital role as Villa beat the drop last season, winning Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Season, and has impressed again this season.
And, after signing a new four-year deal in the summer, Guzan insisted he is not looking to leave Villa Park.
“Aston Villa have stuck by me, especially the manager,” he said.
"He’s given me a chance to play consistent football in Europe. It’s always nice when you’re linked with other teams, but for me, I’m very happy at Aston Villa."
Guzan has helped Villa to 10th in the Premier League after wins over Arsenal, Manchester City and Norwich and also ended the club’s top-flight clean sheet drought which stretched back to last December.
And the 29-year-old believes the claret and blues are finally on the up after battling relegation over the last two seasons.
He said, "It’s a club that I think is definitely on the rise, and it's something I want to be a part of.”
Meanwhile, defender Ciaran Clark insisted Villa will not get carried away with their promising form.
They are on a three-game unbeaten run in the Premier League ahead of next Sunday’s visit of Tottenham.
He said: “We have made a good start considering the games we have had. There are no real targets set.
“We are just taking every game as it comes and we want to win every game we go into.
“We’ll take each game as it comes and just keep going from there.”