Arsenal primary target, Thomas Lemar has dashed the Gunners hope of signing him in the winter transfer window according to reports from English outlet the Express.
Report suggests the wantaway star is ready to wait until the end of the season before he decides on his future.
The French international was a primary target for the Gunners in the summer but a deadline day move failed to materialise with the Frenchman opting to stay with the French champions.
Despite failing to replicate his last season form having scored 14 goals and providing 17 assists, the attacking midfielder continues to be linked with host of Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
The French winger has been touted as a potential replacement for wantaway star, Alexis Sanchez whose contract expires at the end of the season and could exit the Emirates as early as January for a cut-price deal with six months left on his existing contract.
However, with the Frenchman ruling out a move away from the Stade Loius II until the end of the season, Arsene Wenger might have to look elsewhere and consider other options.
The 22-year-old has featured in 21 games for the French champions across all competitions scoring twice and providing 4 assists. He is often deployed on the wings but can also be deployed in the hole behind the striker.
The French winger is known for his excellent passing abilities, dribbling, versatility, shooting from distance and finishing.