Unai Emery dodged questions about Aaron Ramsey's Arsenal future and did little to reassure the Wales international he is wanted at Emirates Stadium.
Ramsey has enjoyed a decade at the club after joining from Cardiff City as a teenager, but he is in the final season of his contract and not thought to be close to a renewal.
The Wales international said this month he thought he had signed a new deal with Arsenal, only for the club to withdraw their offer.
The Gunners now stand to lose Ramsey on a free transfer if they fail to tie him down to fresh terms or sell him in January.
When asked about the possibility of Ramsey departing when the transfer window opens, Emery said: "For me January is very far [away].
"I'm thinking about Monday's match first. I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win."
Emery was no more conclusive when asked if Ramsey could yet end up staying with the Gunners.
He added: "It's the same, my answer. My focus is on every match; the football. The future is tomorrow.
"My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now."
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