Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to extend Carl Jenkinson's loan by one more season.
The 23-year-old struggled to secure a regular place in the Frenchman's line-up since joining from Charlton Athletic but was one of the best players for the Hammers this season.
West Ham made an approach to sign the Englishman on a permanent deal but the 65-year-old believes that the youngster still has a future at the Emirates.
Two months ago, the defender admitted that his objective is to enjoy regular football, something that Arsenal cannot guarantee next season.
"It was a big decision," he told talkSPORT.
"But [Mathieu] Debuchy came through the door for £12m, and I kind of knew a club doesn't pay that money for a player and not play him.
"I didn't want another season of just sitting on the bench, so I spoke to the boss and he agreed it would be a good idea for me to get a season of experience under my belt in the Premier League.
"It's definitely been the right decision for me. It's been the first time I've played regular football week in, week out, and that's all a footballer really wants to do."