Arsenal want Alex Iwobi to sign a new contract before the World Cup.
Iwobi, a Nigerian international, only signed a deal last year.
The Gunners are desperate to agree a new deal with him before he jets off to Russia next summer.
The 21-year-old will have another three years left on his current deal at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal board is keen to reward the midfielder with a bumper new contract.
According to The Sun, talks have begun between the club and the player’s representatives.
Iwobi signed a five-year deal worth £30,000-a-week in October 2016, but any fresh terms have to reflect his progress made in the last 12 months.