Arsenal youngster Francis Coquelin has warned Arsene Wenger he is ready to quit the club in the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old joined the Gunners in 2008 from Stade Lavallois but has been on the periphery of the first-team since his arrival.
Coquelin flourished on loan at Lorient last term and felt his displays in his homeland would earn him more regular action.
Wenger, though, has opted use him sparingly, giving him just two outings this campaign, the last being in the 8-2 thumping at Old Trafford.
But the confident France Under-21 international believes it is time he was given more chances, otherwise he will have to consider his options.
"I thought I had a shot to play so I decided to stay at Arsenal," Coquelin.
"I played a lot at first, even big games, but when players came back from injury I just disappeared.
"It is often said that when you are young you have time but I played a whole season at Lorient and now I'm virtually not playing at all. It's annoying.
"Given my playing time here, the idea of a departure this winter is in my head for sure."