By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger has no intention of selling Andrey Arshavin.

The Russian playmaker has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium but Wenger remains a big admirer of the 30-year-old and praised his "efficiency" only last week.

Arshavin is about to mark his third anniversary as an Arsenal player and his manager wants him to stay longer.

"On top of [our injuries], we cannot lose players of that quality," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "It is too difficult."

Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player from Friday.

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20 Jan 2012