Arsenal chiefs have delivered Theo Walcott a contract snub.
The Daily Mail says Arsenal have started a concentrated effort to sign a number of their first-team stars to new deals.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Emmanuel Frimpong are all in line for improved contracts, having held recent talks with the club.
But another round of formal talks over fresh terms for Walcott have not begun - casting a huge shadow over his future in north London.
Walcott, whose contract expires at the end of the season, rejected a five-year deal worth £75,000-per-week in August.