Right back will not be joining the Gunners this summer, says Lambert.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has insisted that Arsenal target Matt Lowton is not for sale this summer.
The young right-back has been one of Villa’s stand out performers this season after arriving from Sheffield United for £2m last summer.
The 23-year-old caught the eye with a stunning long-range volley in the 3-1 victory over Stoke City in April and has been at the heart of Villa’s recent rival with some assured displays from full-back.
With Bacary Sagna expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer for Ligue 1 giants PSG, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for Lowton.
But Lambert, whose Villa side moved five points clear of 18th-placed Wigan and on to the magic 40-point mark on Saturday, is adamant that the former Blades star will not be sold.
“You can’t stop people speculating. That’s football all over the world. But he’s our player,” Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.
“He’s been playing very well. If people are talking about him, that means he’s playing well.
“It becomes frustrating if you do have to lose ones when you’re trying to build. At the end of the day, the decision is my own if I let people go. That would always be the case.”