Highly rated Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew insists he has not become distracted by speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal reports skysports.com.
The 21-year-old winger was heavily linked with a move to England earlier in the transfer window, and following the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, there have been murmurs that the Gunners may renew their interest.
Under contract at the Stade Velodrome until June 2014, Ayew explained how he has never shown any desire to leave Marseille, after head coach Didier Deschamps revealed he was yet to receive an official approach for the player from Arsenal.
"I never let that [speculation about Arsenal] disturb me," Ayew told France Football. "From the start, I knew what I wanted.
"Before thinking about leaving, I have to perform at Marseille. That was very clear to me."
Arsene Wenger is renowned for signing up and coming young players with great potential. Ayew knows he is far from the finished article, and is happy to continue his development in France.
"I just achieved one good season in Ligue 1," he continued. "Nothing more. I still have a lot to prove."
Gunners fans will still be hoping that Wenger reaches into his pocket before the close of the transfer window next week, to add to the likes of Gervinho, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who all arrived at the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer.