Arsenal chiefs are confident securing Emile Smith Rowe to a new contract.
Football.London says Arsenal remain confident that Smith Rowe will commit his long-term future to the club.
His contract renewal is said to be a priority for Arsenal's head of football operations Richard Garlick.
The developments arrive as Aston Villa express interest in the youngster.
Boss Mikel Arteta revealed in May that Arsenal are looking to extend Smith Rowe's contract when asked if plans were in place.
The Spaniard said: "We are going to have that discussion.
"I think Emile has earned the right to look at that situation because of the performances that he has produced.
"He's very much engaged and wants to continue with us, that's for sure."