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Centre-back acknowledges that the Gunners have the most eye-catching style of play in the top flight, but insists that his focus currently remains on his team's survival battle

Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones says Arsenal play the "prettiest" football in the Premier League.

The young centre-back has earned plaudits for his displays for Rovers since breaking into the first team last season, and was recently linked with a move to the Gunners.

With Blackburn only three points clear of the relegation zone with three games to go, Jones has admitted that he admires the way the north London club go about their football.

"I think Arsenal play the prettiest football in the Premier League," he said, according to The Independent.

"Obviously money helps. Having more money allows you to play in a certain way, but that's the beauty of the Premier League - there are so many different styles."

However, the 19-year-old does admit that playing beautiful football is not necessarily a foolproof method to ensure success.

"You know it's not easy for Arsenal to go to Stoke and win a game there anymore," he added.

"It's not knocking anyone's style, it's just the nature of the Premier League and that's why everyone loves it."

But despite the links with Arsenal, the defender insists that he remains focused on the task at hand.

"I can't afford to think about any of that, I just need to be concentrating on keeping Blackburn up," said Jones.

"I tend not to read the papers or listen to what the pundits say about me.

"My mates will tell me they saw me in the newspaper linked to this club and that club, but to be honest it goes in one ear and out the other."

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