Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has rejected the club’s latest contract proposal, according to reports.
Nketiah’s existing deal at the Emirates expires at the end of the campaign, with the academy product free to sign a pre-contract agreement with non-English clubs from January 1.
The 22-year-old star was linked with a transfer away from the north London outfit in the summer transfer market, with the likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton interested in signing him on a permanent deal.
However, a move never materialised with Eddie reportedly pricing himself out of a move to the Eagles with his lofty wage demands.
Since then, Eddie has failed to make a single PL appearance, with his only playing time coming during starts versus Leeds United and AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup.
Mikel Arteta has publicly told Nketiah to stay at the Emirates in an attempt to retain the services of the young Englishman in north London.
However, it seems that his mind is set on a transfer away, with Sky Sports reporting that Nketiah’s decision to reject the recent contract offer is because of a lack of minutes and not financially driven.
The Gunners now have to decide whether to try and attempt to change the player’s mind about staying, to set him for free, or to attempt to sell the talent for a fee in January.