Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of Carl Jenkinson having a role to play at Arsenal next season.
Jenkinson, 23, is nearing the end of his season-long loan spell at West Ham United and the Gunners boss is planning to meet the defender this week to discuss his future.
The signing of Mathieu Debuchy last summer and the emergence of Hector Bellerin this season appeared to have put an end to Jenkinson's chances of establishing himself on the right of Arsenal's defence, but Wenger appears to have ruled out the possibility of selling the former Charlton youngster.
"The decision is now whether to bring him back now or give him one more year on loan," Wenger said, speaking to the press ahead of their meeting with Swansea City on Monday (11 May).
Wenger was also quizzed on Netherlands international Memphis Depay, who confirmed his move to Manchester United on Thursday.
Arsenal were one of a host of clubs tentatively linked with the PSV Eindhoven star over the last year, but while Wenger admirers the 21-year-old, he insists there would be no space in his squad for United's newest acquisition.
"I like the player but that's a position where we have plenty," Wenger said.
The Gunners are still without the trio of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but Wenger is optimistic Danny Welbeck is nearing his return to full fitness while hoping Aaron Ramsey will have some role to play against Swansea City.
Ramsey, 24, has been sidelined he was forced off in the Gunners' 3-1 win over Hull City after suffering a kick to the foot and has not trained as a result of the knock.
On Thursday, Wenger said the Wales international was "getting better" and now believes the midfielder has a 50-50 chance of featuring at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.
Welbeck has also been absent from training this week with a persistent knee problem but Wenger believes the former Manchester United forward will have some role to play in the club's final four games.
"He will play again this season," Wenger told the press. "It is nothing major but he will be short for the weekend."