Arsenal will hand Eddie Nketiah a shot in the first-team instead of sending him back on loan for the second half of the season.
The Gunners starlet, 20, was recalled form his spell at Leeds in January and a host of Championship clubs were interested.
Emirates chiefs looked to have accidentally confirmed Nketiah had completed a loan move to Bristol City after an online gaffe.
The Championship club’s logo was next to Nketiah on the striker’s profile on the Gunners website.
But after holding talks with Mikel Arteta, the hotshot is set to try and prove himself in North London.
Nketiah scored five goals in 19 appearances for Leeds but Marcelo Bielsa preferred to use Patrick Bamford up front.
That saw Nketiah largely being used as an impact sub despite some impressive performances and Arsenal decided to bring him back.
Bielsa turned to Southampton’s Che Adams as an alternative as he looks for the firepower he needs to keep up Leeds’ promotion push.
But Saints chief Ralph Hasenhuttl has ruled out a move for the 23-year-old striker.
He said: “I wouldn’t consider loaning him out. I need every player especially in an attacking position as we don’t have many.”
Arsenal are without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for three matches after their appeal against his ban was denied and Nketiah could be handed his shot over that span.