Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won't consider selling defender Philippe Senderos in January.

The error-prone Swiss defender asked to play for the reserves on Monday following his dreadful performance in the 3-1 defeat at Sevilla last week and did not even make the bench for Wednesday's draw against Newcastle.

Wenger preferred Alex Song, the midfielder he is trying to groom into a centre-half, to Senderos.

But even though Johan Djourou will be recalled from his loan spell at Birmingham next month, Kolo Toure could be missing for up to five weeks in the new year at the African Nations Cup and Wenger does not want to sell any of his squad as he plots Arsenal's first title challenge in three seasons.