Rangers manager Mark Warburton is hoping to keep Gedion Zelalem at Ibrox Stadium till the end of the 2015/16 season. The midfielder joined the Scottish club from Arsenal earlier in the summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old's current loan deal is until January. Since joining the Rangers, Zelalem has impressed and Warburton reveals his side are in regular contact with the north Gunners regarding the player's development at the club.
"It's up to us to create an environment that those clubs feel is right for their players. That's our job. Because they won't lend us their assets unless they feel they are looked after here and developed here," Warburton told Glasgow's Evening Times.
"I hope he [Zelalem] is very much enjoying it, the relationships between the clubs are good and I hope very much that we can keep him. We always talk with Arsenal and we talk about how he is progressing. They watch him every game.
"These clubs are very, very professional. They always have representatives watching. They look at every touch the player makes, they look at data, runs made, jumps made. It's a detailed science now. They look at whether their assets are improving and it is up to us to make sure they get the information they need."
Meanwhile, Arsenal sealed a 2-1 victory over Everton in the league clash at the Emirates on 24 October. The result has seen the north London club move on top of the table and Arsene Wenger is delighted how his side have bounced back following their opening day defeat to West Ham United.
"It is 24 hours, but we still don't know. After the first game against West Ham United nobody would have predicted that. That shows that we rely on our attitude, our togetherness and our desire to do well," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"After 10 games we are there, that shows we have made some ground up. Let's keep our togetherness and fight for the future games, that is all we can do. It is very early in the season but we are happy to be where we are."