Armand Traore has intimated that he will consider his Arsenal future at the end of the season as he continues to enjoy regular first-team football at Portsmouth.
The promising French teenager joined Pompey on a season-long loan in the summer and has already recorded six Premier League appearances.
He is likely to face stern competition for a starting berth when he returns to Emirates Stadium, with Gael Clichy currently the club's first-choice left-back.
Traore is thoroughly enjoying his time on the South Coast and will review his options with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the campaign.
He said: "Arsene Wenger only agreed to me going on loan provided I played regularly.
"This is exactly what I need at this stage of my career, lots of first-team experience, and I am enjoying it at Portsmouth where everybody has been very kind to me and the manager encourages me to push forward.
"But I don't know what will happen at the end of the season. I will have to talk to Arsene Wenger about that.
"Obviously I want to play every game now but Gael Clichy is a great player in my position there at the moment."