Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has declined all the rumours linking Davil Villa out of the team.
El Guaje has hardly featured for Barcelona since his return from the injury, and has been linked heavily to the Premier League side Arsenal.
Despite not featuring against Malaga, Villa was praised by Tito. He had scored two goals midweek against Cordoba in the Copa del Rey.
“David will not leave, we are very happy with him,” Vilanova told reporters. “The other night, he scored two good goals.
“It’s been a long recovery process, but we know his importance to the team, and we’re sure that he will help us.”
Barcelona made an impressive record of not losing any match, and drawing just one, during the first 19 matches of the La Liga.
“We are very pleased, 55 points from a possible 57 is amazing,” he added. “Coming here to Malaga, who had only conceded 13 goals before tonight, and score three is great.
“In addition, our performance levels are sky high and that gives me peace of mind. We are playing with the same dynamics of four-five years ago and that helps.
“It will be difficult to maintain this form [for the entire campaign] with the Champions League coming up. Atletico [Madrid] are only 11 points behind and we still have to go there. We must continue. “
Tito Vilanova returned from his cancer surgery against Malaga, and he has thanked everyone for all the love and support he has received.
“I appreciate the outpouring of support [I have received], but I want to be valued for my work, not my disease.”