Theo Walcott has delayed his talks over a new Arsenal deal until the end of the season, according to reports.
Everton, West Ham and Southampton have all expressed an interest in the England winger.
Walcott’s last three games for the Gunners have come in the past three months – but they were in the EFL Cup in October and the Europa League in November and December.
Walcott’s last game for Arsenal in the Premier League was the 2-0 win over Brighton on October 1.
On top of that, Walcott, 28, is one of six first-team players whose deals at the club expire in little more than 18 months.
The Times say Walcott will now put on hold negotiations over a proposed new deal until the summer of next year.
The London-born star has talked about his frustration at a lack of playing time before.
He moaned about not starting games regularly after he scored his 23rd goal in the past two seasons against BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday.
The big issue for the club as a whole is that they face another summer of uncertainty over contracts.
Wenger recently admitted to no new contract talks with Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere.
The Emirates boss wants their futures sorted out before the transfer window opens on New Year’s Day.
But he is still no closer to knowing whether his midfield stars will leave as free agents in the summer.