Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists the club want to keep Eddie Nketiah.
The 22-year-old showed his immense finishing ability with a superb hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Sunderland.
With his playing time limited and contract set to expire next summer, Nketiah has been linked with an exit from the Emirates.
But Arteta says Arsenal are doing everything in their power to keep him at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Arteta said: “It was great. We are in the semis. We started well enough, but had a period when we suffered.
“Then we picked it up in the second half. Eddie Nketiah wants more minutes, it’s difficult to go against that, but as a club and me personally, I really want him to stay here, and that’s what we are trying to do.
“He is a really important part of our squad.”
This article was updated 7 months ago