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Ashley Cole is opting to focus on his football with Arsenal rather than respond to speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.
The league leaders have allegedly held talks with the England international, a move that has infuriated The Gunners and contravenes Premier League rules.
Cole is contracted to the Highbury club until the summer of 2007 and is in talks with regards to extending his North London deal.
Robert Pires has urged team-mate Ashley Cole to resist any advances from Chelsea in the future if he is to continue to enjoy his football.
Cole is at the centre of a Premier League investigation after it was claimed he was 'tapped up' by the big spending league leaders.
Although there would be undoubted riches on offer at Stamford Bridge, Pires believes the offensive nature of Arsenal's play lends itself to Cole's attacking inclinations.
Arsene Wenger has conceded that, based purely on financial considerations, there is a chance that Ashley Cole could make a controversial switch to London rivals Chelsea.
However, the French tactician is hopeful of securing the player on a new deal and will be praying that the talented left back sees his future at Highbury, despite the monetary incentives offered by Roman Abramovich.
The Arsenal boss revealed that contract talks were ongoing, and that the star stopper has intimated he is keen to commit his future to The Gunners.
Arsenal starlet Gael Clichy would be devastated to see fellow left back Ashley Cole join rivals Chelsea.
Following allegations of an illegal approach for the England defender, Clichy has affirmed his hopes that Cole will stay, and was reluctant to speculate what such a move could represent for his own career.
"All I can say is I think Ashley Cole is the best left-back in the world," Clichy told the Evening Standard
Arsene Wenger has revealed he is to recall Ashley Cole for Arsenal's trip to Blackburn on Saturday after admitting the England defender had been unsettled by the inquiry into his alleged tapping up by Chelsea.
Cole gave evidence to a Premier League investigation this week about his clandestine meeting with Blues duo Jose Mourinho and Peter Kenyon and appeared to have been affected by the whole affair as he was left out of last weekend's FA Cup win at Bolton.
Although a slight injury was given as the reason for his absence at The Reebok Stadium, Wenger has now conceded Cole was destabilised by the off-pitch events.