Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been quick to distance himself from rumours that Arsenal are after his signature.
The 21-year-old, who is due to sign a new deal at Villa Park, felt his side should have taken at least a point from the Gunners on Saturday after scoring first and then coming back from 30 minutes of pressure from the visitors.
Agbonlahor said: "We were slow to start until Craig's goal but then, in the second half, I really felt we could beat them.
"With the chances that we had, I thought we would have got something out of the game and it is disappointing that we haven't.
"The gaffer got us to go out in the second half with belief. We went out to attack them in that second half and tried not to concede early on.
"We did that and we felt we could win the game. We certainly had all the chances - John (Carew) had a header off the bar and we could have done better with some of our other chances.
"But then I don't think Arsenal had many scoring chances in the second half because our defence was doing its job. "We need to get back on a run now and get some points from crucial games. We take on Portsmouth next week at Villa Park and need to try to get something from that. "
The England Under-21 player had been a doubt before the game after suffering a bad gash on his ankle at Blackburn Rovers but insisted he was back to full fitness and had not been troubled by the injury.
He said: "The ankle is fine and I didn't feel it at all during the game. I wanted to play and want to keep on playing.
"As for interest from Arsenal, I know nothing about that. I am just happy playing my football here at the moment."
The Erdington-born player said the team were also relieved to hear their manager reiterate he has no plans to swap Villa park for Soho Square and take up the vacant England job.
He said: "We had a massive boost with the news that Martin O'Neill is staying especially when you look at what he has done here over the last year or so and how much the fans have taken to him and how the players have taken to him.
"He is a really good manager - one of the best managers in the game and, as he showed against Arsenal, he can build us up and give us confidence before a game. "