'I'm staying with Arsenal', insists Cole
Ashley Cole insists he will stay at Arsenal this summer.
The England full-back, who has two years remaining on his Gunners contract, has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old, who was fined last year for breaking Premier League rules by discussing transfer to Chelsea, said: 'I'm staying. Who said I was leaving?
'There has been a lot of speculation about me leaving but I've not thought about it.'
Cole will return to the Gunners squad at Sunderland on Monday and could make his first appearance for the first team since he came on as a substitute against Middlesbrough on January 14.
A thigh strain and then ankle problems have kept him out since then, but he returned to action in the reserves on Thursday and remains hopeful of making the England squad for the World Cup.