Eddie Nketiah has made a transfer request at Arsenal.
Striker Nketiah is out of contract in the summer and manager Mikel Arteta is understood to have made a last-ditch attempt to convince him to remain at The Emirates.
However, with no new contract offer forthcoming academy graduate Nketiah is ready to seek a new challenge and more regular football leaving Arsenal facing the prospect of losing him for nothing.
Nketiah turns 23 in May and would be able to make a cross borders transfer after that age which would leave Arsenal entitled to no compensation.
Admirers include Germans Borussia Monchengladbach along with Crystal Palace, and he is also free to arrange a pre-contract with a foreign club from January 1.
Alternatively, Arsenal could agree a cut-price deal for Nketiah in the January window which represents their final chance to cash in through a sale.
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