Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs recently said his club was extremely keen on Mertesacker but the 28-year old has played down that talk.
"Of course I noticed that (the comments made by Allofs). But I took it with a smile," he told Sport Bild Plus.
"Everybody including my family keeps calling, and they ask: What's going on? Of course I've always had a good relationship with Klaus Allofs.
"No, I don't consider a return to Germany. I still intend to stay here in England at Arsenal for a while."