Danny Welbeck may have already played his last game for Arsenal, with the forward looking likely to join Aaron Ramsey in leaving on a free transfer next summer.
The Gunners currently have no plans to offer Welbeck a new contract, and his current deal expires in June 2019.
With the 28-year-old out with a long-term ankle injury, which required two rounds of surgery in November, any future appearances in the Arsenal first team, even this season, are therefore in doubt.
Welbeck joined Arsenal on a five-year deal from Manchester United in 2014 and has made 126 appearances during a spell in North London littered with injury problems.
He spent six months out during the 2015-16 season with a knee injury before another lengthy spell out between May 2016 and January 2017.