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Jagielka dismisses Arsenal link

August 12, 2010

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has scotched rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal.

Phil Jagielka England v Hungary
GettyImagesPhil Jagielka was handed an Enlgland start by Fabio Capello against Hungary

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Jagielka, who made his second England start in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Hungary, has been linked with a summer move to the Gunners, who are struggling for centre-backs following the departures of Sol Campbell, William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre.

A move to north London would be a step up for Jagielka given that Arsene Wenger can offer the defender Champions League football this season.

However Jagielka, who signed for the Toffees from Championship side Sheffield United in 2007, denies that he is seeking a move away from Goodison Park.

"There's nothing I can do about the speculation, but the gaffer has pulled me aside and told me I'm not going anywhere,'' Jagielka told talkSPORT.

"I'm happy with that. I'm an Everton player, I love playing for the club, and I'm just going to get on with my job there.''