Arsenal are prepared to sanction the temporary departure of William Saliba when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
The Frenchman joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2019, but he was instantly loaned back to the Ligue 1 side.
Earlier this summer, he returned to the north London side to feature in some pre-season games, but has yet to make his debut for the club.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has hinted that the centre-back is not yet ready for first-team action and it appears that he could leave on loan.
According to Sky Sports News, the Gunners are happy to sanction a loan deal for Saliba, but they would prefer him staying in the United Kingdom.
Saliba was heavily linked with a return to Saint-Etienne on loan last summer, but a deal failed to materialise before deadline day.
He has continued to be associated with a return to France, but the Gunners want him to gain experience in English football.