Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has snubbed a move to West Ham United as he is keen to stay and fight for his place at the Emirates.
The Bosnian star was made aware that he was behind Kieran Tierney in the pecking order after lengthy discussions with Mikel Arteta.
Former club Schalke had been keen on landing the left-back on loan but Arsenal would rather recoup a sum for the defender.
West Ham expressed an interest previous week and had been prepared to put up a sum for the 27-year-old, who joined the club on a free transfer from Schalke three years ago.
However, according to the Guardian, Sead is not interested in a transfer to the London Stadium and instead wants to fight for his spot in north London.
Kieran is Arteta’s first choice at left-back following the Scot’s stunning displays since the return of the Premier League in July.
Sead is aware that he will only provide back-up for the ex-Celtic ace but he believes that he can provide enough competition to convince Mikel to keep him at the club.
Arsenal had been keen to shift him as Arteta must sell before he can buy again this transfer window.
The Gunners have signed Gabriel, Pablo Mari and Willian so far this summer, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to pen a new three-year deal.
A host of players such as Sokratis, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Shkodran Mustafi are all up for sale and if a number of those can be sold then Sead may be given another chance to place his claim.