Sunderland loanee Nicklas Bendtner will wait until after this summer's European Championships before deciding his long-term future.
Bendtner has netted in four of his last five Premier League games for the Black Cats, raising the prospect of Martin O'Neill making a permanent move for the Arsenal man.
The Gunners are thought to be willing to consider a cut-price bid for the 24-year-old but the transfer fee is unlikely to be the only stumbling block to the move.
The Denmark international still has two years remaining on a contract worth at least £60,000-per-week plus bonuses at the Emirates.
And both the price tag and the interest in the forward could increase if Bendtner enjoys an impressive Euro 2012 campaign in Ukraine and Poland.
Bendtner is not thinking about his long-term whereabouts, however, preferring to look no further ahead than the summer tournament.
"I haven't given it much thought," Bendtner told The Shields Gazette. "I really like the club and the manager has done really well since he came in here, but I haven't given it any thought yet.
"I still have two years left with Arsenal. It isn't just up to me.
"Ideally it would only be in my hands, but I'm just waiting to see in the summer.
"We've got the Euros, then in the summer after the Euros, we will see where we are."
Bendtner made a slow start to life on Wearside but has made a big impact in recent weeks, scoring four since netting in the derby against Newcastle at the beginning of March.
And the Dane puts the upturn in fortunes simply down to the time it has taken him to adjust.
"I have had to adapt to a different style of playing - it isn't just a fitness thing," added Bendtner.
"There are loads of different reasons. I'm just happy that it's going better.
"I have just taken each game at a time. If I'm in the right position and I'm not getting the ball, there's not a lot I can do about it.
"People who know about football can see that - obviously, people who don't know football well, they will get upset."