AC Milan linked with a move for Arsenal outcast that has failed to impress Mikel Arteta

AC Milan might become the team that lands Ainsley-Maitland Niles after Arsenal reportedly made him available for transfer claims the Daily Mail.

Ainsley-Maitland Niles was an Arsenal regular under Unai Emery and he looked to have made the right-back spot his after Hector Bellerin continued to miss games through injuries.

He started the first few games of Mikel Arteta’s reign but he would later anger the Spaniard with his poor discipline and he hasn’t made the Arsenal line up since January.

The Mail claims that he might become the first Arsenal player to be sold this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to trim his squad in preparation for new faces that he expects to bring to the Emirates.

Another report from Italy is claiming that Milan is monitoring his situation at the moment and the Italians want to make him their second choice right-back just behind Davide Calabria.

Maitland-Niles has been at Arsenal since he was a child and represents a good homegrown talent in the Arsenal team, however, Arteta only wants to work with players who are disciplined and committed to helping him rebuild the Gunners.

As teams return, it remains unclear if Arteta would give the Englishman another chance to prove that he has changed.

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  1. ken1945 says:

    Surely one of Arteta’s jobs is to make players disciplined?

    IF the reason for wanting to sell a home grown talent is becuase he turns up late for training on a couple of occasions, Mikel should be showing him what needs to be done – not just taking the easy way out and selling him?

    I would suggest that inhaling gas through a balloon and posting it on the internet for the second time, warrants a much more disciplined action??

    Of course, this could all be just more media BS.

  2. Top Gunner says:

    Maitland-Niles pulls his socks up in the field of play. Im not saying its good to come late for training, but some players perform badly for 3 seasons, and its good for Arteta. Arteta is going to destroy this team further, mark my words

  3. SueP says:

    Maybe AMN has used lockdown to think about his attitude/ discipline and will come out stronger for it. It is frequently mentioned on JA about the poor mentality that has crept into the Arsenal psyche over the years and he may well be a product of that. MA will be trying to improve the oomph in the squad and needs everyone on board

  4. Top Gunner says:

    Atleast he makes less mistakes that cost the team. Some players make mistakes regularly which ultimately put Arsenal in mid table. These are the kind of players that Arteta likes more. Arteta is bad .news for Arsenal. The players who are criticised more are the ones that are making positive contribution to the team

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