Arsenal are weighing up the prospect of offering striker Alexandre Lacazette a new one-year deal at the end of the season, according to reports in France.
The 30-year-old – who has scored just four goals in 23 Premier League games this season – sees his contract at Emirates Stadium expire in the summer.
Former club Lyon and LaLiga giants Barcelona have been linked with a move for Lacazette on a free transfer.
But French outlet L’Equipe claim Arsenal are considering extending his five-year stay in north London with an offer of a new 12-month contract with the option of a further year.
Lacazette has been handed the captain’s armband since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was frozen out of the squad and then sold to Barcelona in the January transfer market.
But Gunners boss Mikel Arteta revealed earlier this month a decision over Lacazette’s future with the club will not be made until the end of the season.