Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has played down suggestions that midfielder Aaron Ramsey should be given a new contract.
Ramsey had claimed he was ready to sign a new deal, when the Gunners withdrew their offer of an extension earlier this year.
He could sign a pre-contract agreement as early as January, with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus believed to be keen.
The 28-year-old came off the bench at half-time against Tottenham on Sunday, to help Arsenal come from 2-1 down to win 4-2, leading to fresh calls for Arsenal to reopen talks.
Emery told a press conference on Monday that, “I think in the last matches his focus [is there]. We were speaking between us [the coaches] and I look at him in every match.
“His focus is positive for us, it helps us. He needs to think about his future, for his family and for him. If he plays like [in the north London derby], it’s the best for him and the best for us.”
On his contract situation, Emery indicated there had been no change to the contract impasse.
“This conversation is not for today, for us or for me.
“It’s one situation that was closed one or two months ago.
“At the moment the most important thing is he’s smiling, he has the commitment, the behaviour and the performances like yesterday – that’s the best for him and for us,” he added.