Eddie Nketiah scored his first hattrick for the Gunners in the Carabao Cup.
The 22-year old forward has entered the final six months of his contract with the North London club and wants to leave the club when the season ends.
He has turned down a contract extension in order to seek regular club football elsewhere.
Former England player Trevor Sinclair believes Nketiah would be making a mistake if he chooses to leave Arsenal as he could be getting the first-team chance very frequently.
“Eddie Nketiah, I’ve been a big fan of his,” Sinclair told the talkSPORT Breakfast. “I’ve watched him play for the England Under-21s and he’s hungry, he’s got a point to prove.
“He’s been offered a contract at Arsenal and he’s turned it down, he wants to play football and he’s not been given many opportunities.
“But I’m not sure leaving Arsenal at this time is the right thing to do. You look at the situation with Aubameyang and Lacazette is out of contract.
“I actually think he’s better than [Folarin] Balogun, personally. He’s a London boy, he’s been at the club for quite a while. I’d like to see him being given more opportunities at Arsenal.
“Arteta’s got a huge problem with Eddie. He’s in the last year of his contract, it runs out in the summer, he’s rejected the contract offers.
“I dont think it’s about money, he wants to play football. He’s been out on loan a lot, he’s only played 58 games and he’s 22 years old, he wants to play more football.”