Eddie Nketiah’s contract situation at Arsenal remains unchanged after he turned down the club’s latest extension offer.
It means that the 22-year-old striker is, as he is, set to leave the club in January or the summer after reiterating his desire for more first-team football.
He is free to sign a pre-contract deal with a foreign club in January and next month’s window would be Arsenal’s last chance to get a transfer fee for the player if he doesn’t sign a new contract.
Nketiah hasn’t played since the start of a Premier League game since April, but has scored five goals in three Carabao Cup appearances this season, including a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 5-1 quarter-final win against Sunderland.
When asked about his future after the Sunderland game, Nketiah said: “I’m just eager to play football. I’m under contract and as long as I play for Arsenal I’ll give it my all.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has spoken of his desire to see the former England U21 striker remain in the Emirates, but attempts to persuade Nketiah to stay have so far been rejected.