La Liga Star Says No To January Arsenal Move

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By Eduardo Fernandez - Abascal | December 14, 2013 2:16 AM EST

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann has ruled out the possibility of a move to Arsenal in the next transfer window despite reports claiming Arsene Wenger is willing to pay more than £20m to secure his services.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a wonderful start to the season, scoring nine goals in just 13 La Liga games. He has netted more goals than Lionel Messi and he is just behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa in the league's top goal scorer table.

Metro reported recently that Arsenal are considering launching a £20m bid to sign him in the next transfer window but the player has reject the Gunners's interest in a press conference.

"I'm not thinking about leaving in January, there's nothing, I'm only focused on myself and in helping the team.  Nothing more."

Despite Real Sociedad being eliminated from the Champions League at the first hurdle he insists it is his intention to commit his future to the Basque club.

"I'm over it, I don't want to hear anything more about my exit.  I am focused on working hard and doing my job well to help Real Sociedad.  This is the only thing that matters to me," Griezmann said.

Manchester United have also been linked with Griezmann in recent months while last summer Tottenham were believed to be interested in the French forward as a replacement for Gareth Bale.

The 22-year-old has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract with Real Sociedad and his £36m release clause looks inexpensive for a player that is considered one of the most talent players in La Liga.

Griezmann represents France at youth level and may also go to the next summer World Cup with France.

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