Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has dismissed the possibility of leaving Villa Park after being linked with a move to Arsenal.
The United States international has firmly established himself as the Villains number one choice in goal after displacing Shay Given at the beginning of last season and saw his fine form rewarded with a new four-year contact July.
A number of reports have suggested that Arsene Wenger was greatly impressed by the 29-year-old's performances towards the end of last season which have remained at a high standard in the early months of this campaign and is considering a move for the American.
But Guzan, while flattered by the interest of other clubs, has little desire to leave Villa Park anytime soon and is determined to repay the faith Villa manager Paul Lambert has shown in him.
"Aston Villa, they've stuck with me, especially the manager," Guzan 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.
"It's a club that is definitely on the rise, and it is something I want to be a part of."
Guzan was named as one of three Villa players released by the club in May 2012, until the newly appointed manager Lambert opted to retain the goalkeeper's services.
After displacing Given, he went on to play a crucial role in ensuring Aston Villa survived relegation from the Premier League with a string of excellent, consistent performances.
Guzan enjoyed an impressive afternoon against Arsenal on the first day of the season when he side took a shock 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.
Despite losing their next three games, Villa have rectified that by taking seven points from their last available nine, with Guzan claiming clean sheets in a recent away win over Norwich and a draw with Hull City.
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