Chelsea striker plays down Arsenal transfer talk

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Chelsea striker Demba Ba has ruled out the possibility of making a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Senegalese international striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the Blues in recent months, with the Gunners touted as a potential future destination for the £15m-rated player.

However, Ba has denied that he's looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge, and has not received an approach from north London for his services.

"People talk a lot about me joining Arsenal. But there has never been an approach from them," Ba told The Sun on Sunday.

"There is nothing going on in this regard. Things are OK for me at the moment. It's working, as the situation is turning around for me here bit by bit. I am getting more time on the pitch as a result of the injuries to our strikers Samuel Eto'o and Fernando arsTorres."

The Chelsea forward knows it's taken a bit of time for him to make his mark under new boss Jose Mourinho, but he believes he's starting to adapt to life on the King's Road.

"You just need a bit of time to adapt when you change clubs. I've been in a process of adaptation while moving between West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea," Ba added.

"But as soon as I'm given the chance to prove myself, I take it so the fact that I've often been on the substitute's bench is nothing serious."

Ba has featured 14 times in all competitions so far this season for Chelsea, with the majority of his appearances coming in the second-half of games.

Arsenal, meanwhile, lack depth in attack, with Olivier Giroud their main option up-front and little else behind him.

Nicklas Bendtner is available to manager Arsene Wenger off the bench, but is still struggling to prove his worth to the Gunners' faithful.

Ba has a much better record in the Premier League, and would certainly offer Arsenal something different as they chase the title. A move now looks unlikely though.

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