Emile Smith Rowe's emergence could give Arsenal time to delay their transfer plans.
The Gunners are in the market for a creative midfielder this summer.
But any deal in January would cost the club money they simply do not have.
Fortunately, Smith Rowe has been a driving force in Arsenal's return to form, nabbing three assists in his last five Premier League appearances.
And according to Sky Sports' transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth, Smith Rowe has convinced Gunners director Edu to wait until summer instead of overpaying for an attacking midfielder.
"I think Arsenal are in the market for an attacking midfielder, that is clear," he said.
"But it will be very difficult to get a deal over the line in January, because it's difficult in January anyway.
"Emile Smith Rowe has performed very well and that has taken the immediate pressure of them signing someone in that position for the time being.
"They do remain in the market, but perhaps more for the summer."