Swansea City's Neil Taylor is a reported target for Arsenal
Swansea City's Neil Taylor (L) challenges Manchester United's Nani during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, November 19, 2011. REUTERS

Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has moved to distance himself from rumours of a possible move to Arsenal by claiming he is happy and settled at the Liberty Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been strongly linked with the impressive 22-year-old this season amid reports the Wales international, who was at Wrexham less than 18-months ago, was being lined up as possible cover for Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs.

Despite being made aware of Arsenal's reported interest by friends, Taylor, who is equally adept as a left-midfielder, intimates he is not coveting a phone call from Arsene Wenger.

Taylor believes speculation regarding Arsenal is merely an indication of Swansea's excellent form in Premier League this season. The defender believes a number of his teammates are deserving of similar stories even though he strongly refuted reports he could move to Arsenal this month.

"I've had a few texts off people telling me, but I just get on with my football," The rumoured Arsenal target told the BBC. "I'm enjoying my football here and I think it's going great.

"Every player should be getting watched at the moment because we're a young outfit and we're doing really well. We play some exciting stuff and I think a lot of people are talking about us which we want to just keep doing.

"We're hard working bunch and as long as we stay together and keep going, we'll be successful as a team."

Arsenal's well-documented injury concerns in their fullback positions are likely to be marginally alleviated by the imminent return of Bacary Sagna.

The Frenchman has not featured since he broke his leg at the beginning of October but the Emirates star recently suggested he was hoping to be available for the Gunners' game against Manchester United on 22 January.

"I am running again and I will be training with the ball in the coming days. I have not had the screws in my leg removed because that would delay my return by two months." The Arsenal defender told the club's official website. "When I suffered the injury, I was told three or four months before I would play again and I'm on schedule."

Arsenal face Leeds United at the Emirates on Monday night, with the victor set to face Aston Villa in the fourth round at the end of January.