Arsenal have told Schalke they have no intention of selling Sead Kolasinac to them on a permanent basis this summer, according to reports in the German media.
The Bundesliga side look destined for relegation but their sporting director Peter Knabel recently held talks with the Gunners about a potential deal for the 27-year-old.
However, Knabel was reportedly told that Kolasinac will be staying at the Emirates next season, due to the fact that manager Mikel Arteta has very few options at left-back.
Kieran Tierney’s poor injury record means he needs a strong backup and it seems that the London club have chosen to keep Kolasinac, rather than look for an alternative on the transfer market.
It is believed the Bosnian international’s wage demands would also have scuppered a move to Schalke anyway, and it does appear that the defender will now see out the final year of his contract with Arsenal.