Arsenal target insists his head was never turned

Jonas Olsson West Brom defender

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson has insisted he has always remained focused on his job at the Hawthorns, despite recent speculation surrounding his future, reports Sky Sports.

The Swedish defender saw his name linked with a host of clubs in the summer, including current league leaders Arsenal. He has since signed a new deal at the Hawthorns, and although some reports have suggested he may be a January target for the Gunners, he has insisted he remains happy at West Brom.

“I don’t want to comment further on rumours. In the window there is always a link to this and that. Sometimes it is true, sometimes you don’t hear any more, sometimes it is close, sometimes it is not,” Olsson said.

“Either way it is gone – I signed a contract last autumn and I would not have agreed a four-year deal if I was not happy. I focus on where I am and my obligation to do my very best.

“I like London, one day I would like to live there and play football but I am very happy here and if I were to leave this club, it would be for something really good.”

The Swede has been a crucial figure in West Brom’s recent return to form, playing in the last two games which have seen the Baggies take four points off Manchester United and Arsenal.