Tomas Rosicky has urged Arsenal team-mate Nicklas Bendtner to bide his time at the Emirates.
The Danish striker recently complained about a lack of first-team opportunities this season and suggested he may seek a move away from the Gunners.
The 22-year-old has now recovered from a groin injury but is yet to make a Premier League start this term, scoring once from five league appearances off the bench.
Marouane Chamakh has blocked Bendtner's route back into the starting line-up, already scoring eight goals since his summer switch from Bordeaux.
But Rosicky, who played for the Czech Republic in a 0-0 draw against Denmark on Wednesday, is confident Bendtner still has a big part to play for Arsenal.
"Of course I believe he has a future at the club," he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
Competition for places
"I don't quite understand the question because he has been injured for a while, but obviously he has to be patient as Chamakh's playing well at the moment.
"It's difficult, because there's always competition for places at a club like Arsenal.
"We have three good strikers in Nicklas Bendtner, Robin van Persie and Chamakh.
"That's a good thing for the club, but obviously it is difficult for the players."