Jagielka staying with Everton
Phil Jagielka insists he is staying with Everton after being linked with a move to Arsenal.
Last Updated: 12/08/10 4:36pm
Phil Jagielka insists he is staying with Everton after being linked with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Although Arsene Wenger has brought in Frenchman Laurent Koscielny this summer, he remains on the lookout for another defender.
England international Jagielka's name has now been mentioned, although the 27-year-old remains a firm favourite under David Moyes.
The Everton boss has told Jagielka he is not leaving and the ex-Sheffield United stopper has no qualms about doing as he is told.
"There's nothing I can do about the speculation, but the gaffer has pulled me aside and told me I'm not going anywhere," explained Jagielka.
"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 won just his third cap in Wednesday's 2-1 friendly success over Hungary and he felt as though it was the beginning of a new era following their disappointing World Cup finals in South Africa.
"It did feel like a new era definitely," he continued.
"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."