Marcelo Flores is yet to make an appearance for Arsenal’s first team after spending three years in their youth system between 2019 and 2012.

Last summer, the north London club allowed the 19-year-old to join Real Oviedo on a loan deal.

Operating across multiple attacking positions, the Arsenal owned player has managed one assist from 14 games in all competitions.

The Canada-born Mexico international’s struggles with the second division Spanish side has ‘not diminished’ the Gunners’ hope of ‘turning him into an important footballer’, according to Fox Sports in Mexico.

Flores’ deal runs down in June and he has extended his contract with Mikel Arteta’s side until 2025. This information is provided by journalist Fernando Cevallos.

“What we can tell you is that he has renewed for two more years with Arsenal, they have extended his contract and the priority for Marcelo Flores will be to stay in Spain for another year,” Cevallos told Fox Sports.

“It does not mean that he is going to stay at Real Oviedo, Oviedo ends the loan in the summer and will sit down to see if there is a project for him here, but the priority is to stay in Spain, there are already a couple of teams interested in stay.”

The report states the Arsenal owned attacker will be eligible to obtain a Spanish passport if he were to stay in Spain for one more year.

It’s not given that he will continue at Oviedo but they do have a good chance to retain beyond this season.

“Why Spain? Because with one more year playing in Spain, he automatically receives the European passport, which opens the doors to all of Europe, so the priority is to stay in Spain on loan, it does not mean that it is Oviedo, although Oviedo is going to take a hand in some negotiation,” Cevallos explained.