Francis Coquelin is ready to stay and make an impact at Arsenal but night as well consider a January move if things do not go his way.
Coquelin who signed a new contract last year made a total of 17 appearances for the club in the last season. He was on loan at Lorient and was also linked to a return to the French side this summer coupled with interests from QPR and Everton.
The 21 year old went to see Arsene Wenger before the start of the season regarding his futuire and was assured he was part of the manager's plans for the present campaign.
The youngster is hoping that with the departure of Alex Song, it would be easier for him to compete with the likes of Abou Diaby, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta.
He told L'Equipe:
"In July, I met the coach and he told me I am a full member of the team and he relies on me. Looking at who we have signed, they have trust in me.
"Alex Song left for Barcelona and they didn't (sign) another defensive midfielder.
"When I didn't play in the first three matches it made me think about it. But I know I will get an opportunity and I will seize it.
"Arteta, Diaby and Cazorla are great players, who have more experience than me. But during training sessions every morning I am not behind them.
"I am 21-years-old, I know I cannot be patient any more. This year is the right season to make a name for myself at Arsenal.
"I have given myself six months and then I will take stock. If I see it is blocked, I will go somewhere else. But for now I know I have the qualities to make a name for myself at Arsenal."