Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists the club will not be opening themselves up to offers for Nicolas Pepe in the January transfer window.
The Ivory Coast international winger has struggled to live up to expectations at Emirates Stadium since completing a record-breaking £72 million ($96m) move from Lille during the summer of 2019.
With just 122 minutes of Premier League action seen for the Gunners since the start of October, there have been suggestions that those in north London will look to cut their losses at the next opportunity and reinvest elsewhere.
Arteta is, however, adamant that no exit door is being opened, telling reporters when asked if he would be willing to listen to bids for Pepe:
“No, and it is not the moment to talk about that either. We are interested in Nico performing at the level that he can do.
“He had some really good moments since I have been here, some moments where he hasn’t participated that much, like everybody else.”