Chuba Akpom is one of the most promising youngsters to come out of the academy in a while, but with his current deal set to expire next summer we are at risk of seeing him leave the club.
Arsene Wenger is keen to keep the 19-year-old at Arsenal, and has put a new deal on the table to try and tempt him into staying, according to the Telegraph.
Despite seeing his first team opportunities increase this season, Akpom is considering his options before penning a new deal. With just six months remaining he is free to discuss terms with clubs abroad, and has already been offered a number of pre-contracts.
Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and Eredivisie duo FC Twente and Feyenoord are thought to have tabled offers, with the English youngster keen to secure first team football.
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We have put a new three-year-deal in front of him, but will have to wait to hear his decision.
A number of English teams are also keen to lure him away from the Emirates, with Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham all credited with an interest. They must wait until the summer to discuss terms however, by which time hopefully it will be too late.
Akpom has been with the Gunners since the age of six, and it would be a great shame to see him leave before he fulfils his potential in our first team.