West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson has no plans to leave the club in January while manager Steve Clarke insists no players will be sold in the New Year.

Olsson has been intrinsic in The Baggies' rise to seventh in the Premier League, part of a defence who have conceded just nine goals in 11 home games.

Arsenal were understood to be keen on activating Olsson's £3m release clause to bring him to The Emirates Stadium as defensive cover for Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

But the Sweden international in unperturbed by reported interest from Arsenal but concedes an attractive offer could turn his head.

Jonas Olsson
Olsson has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

"It's flattering with the interest but I am focusing on West Bromwich Albion and the current season." Olsson told Express and Star.

"I am happy at the club and, as I have said before, it should be something attractive if I should leave West Brom."

Albion boss Clarke added: "I don't do contracts, it's not my job and I didn't know there was a story about it. Contracts are personal; at least I think they are personal.

"I don't think it's right for me to sit and discuss the ins and outs of Jonas's contract at this moment in time.

"But why would I expect to lose him in January? It's complete speculation about Jonas Olsson. January is the 'silly season.'

"We can hang on to every single player. We don't have to sell anybody. Speculation is natural because people make up stories to generate the interest. I know they make them up.

"But it's not unsettling for me in anyway because I know that, come the February 1, the players that I need to be here will still be here."

With Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci both set to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window having failed to make an appearance this term, the club could seek further defensive options in window.

"Squillaci, if he finds a club, he will certainly go," Wenger said.

"Djourou might go somewhere as well, that will be decided in the next 48 to 72 hours."