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Jagielka dismisses talk of Arsenal switch

ESPN staff
August 12, 2010
Phil Jagielka won his third England cap against Hungary © Getty Images

Everton defender Phil Jagielka insists he will remain at Goodison Park this summer, despite persistent rumours of interest from Arsenal.

The 27-year-old is thought to be on Arsene Wenger's radar as he looks to rebuild a defence damaged by the loss of Sol Campbell, William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre this summer.

But Jagielka, who scored an own goal in England's 2-1 friendly win over Hungary on Wednesday, has been told by Toffees chief David Moyes that Everton are not willing to let him go.

"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."

Jagielka, who won his third cap against Hungary, believes that the friendly victory heralded the start of a new era after Fabio Capello handed debuts to the likes of Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere.

"It did feel like a new era definitely," he said. "If you looked at the team that finished the match then there won't have been many caps between us which is nice to see.

"We have a lot of good English talent coming up and I'm sure that the manager will put young and old together and hopefully we can kick on for the European Championships."

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