Jefferson Farfan admits he could leave Schalke in the New Year.
The Peru international will in January be down to the final six months of his contract at the German club, who have surprisingly withdrawn their offer of a new deal.
This has clearly stunned Farfan, who has been with the Bundesliga side since 2008 and was keen to agree a new contract to extend his stay.
However, the winger now feels he has little option but to listen to offers when the window reopens, as his time in Gelsenkirchen appears to be drawing to a close.
"I'm surprised that Schalke have rescinded the offer they gave me two weeks ago. Mainly because of the love I feel for Schalke and my desire to extend my stay," he said in Bild.
"Too bad, because we were very close to reaching an agreement on the extension. From January 2012, I'll be ready to listen to offers from interested clubs. I have no other choice.”
Arsenal have in recent times been linked with a move for the 27-year-old, and reports in Germany claim Arsene Wenger could table a cut-price offer during the winter.
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