Phil Jagielka is happy at Everton and has no plans to push for a move, but he is hoping David Moyes will be allowed to bolster his ranks in January.
Reports continue to suggest that the England international will be the next high-profile departure from Goodison Park, with Arsenal known to be long-time admirers.
Jagielka is aware of the speculation and has grown accustomed to seeing the Toffees' top stars head for the exits during his time on Merseyside.
He is, however, in no rush to head for pastures new himself and says he will not be causing Moyes unnecessary stress by pressing for a switch elsewhere.
"I think that is down to how I am and how I feel at Everton," Jagielka told The Guardian.
"It's not in my nature to go into the manager's office kicking and screaming and, you know, the grass isn't always greener.
"I've seen a lot of players who have handed in requests and gone to other places and you speak to them two or three years down the line and they are either not playing or not enjoying themselves.
"What will happen, will happen. The situation with Arsenal isn't really anything to do with me unless the club tells me they wish to sell me. If that's the case, then I need to start thinking about what I want to do.
"Everton has been a fantastic club for me and hopefully it will be that way for a few more years yet.
"We are going through a time when we are selling more players than we are bringing in but there is nothing I can do about that."
Jagielka has seen the likes of Mikel Arteta and Steven Pienaar head out of Goodison Park in 2011 and he admits that, even with Landon Donovan returning for a second loan spell, the club are in desperate need of fresh faces.
"We definitely need people in," he added.
"We sold two strikers (Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Jermaine Beckford) and Mikey (Arteta) in the summer and brought two lads in (Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi) who haven't particularly played too much football for us, so we are light.
"We have missed a creative spark.
"The whole squad hopes there are going to be more people brought in in January, to give us a boost, to help us play to a better level and hopefully to give us more creativity."