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Arsenal linked Jackson Martinez has bad news for the Gunners.

Potential Arsenal striker target Jackson Martinez has ruled out a January move to the Gunners.

Speaking after a Portuguese Cup victory over Penafiel earlier this evening, he told newspaper O Jogo:

"I will continue with FC Porto until the end of the season, I'm right here. God will know when it is time to go forward, but while I am here I will give it everything."

Martinez came off the bench to score two goals in the 4-0 victory, netting in the 61st and 74th minute.

It takes his tally to an impressive 18 goals in 25 games for Porto this season.

Martinez had been linked to Arsenal, who are in need of a striker to boost their title challenge, although he would have been cup-tied for the Champions League.

The Mail reported earlier this month that Arsenal had made an enquiry for his services. Martinez has a €40m release clause in his contract, but it is unclear whether this can be activated mid-season.

Martinez will be part of the Colombian team to feature at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. 

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