Arsenal football writer gives five reasons why we should keep Maitland-Niles

Arsenal reportedly wants to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer in a bid to raise money for more transfers.

The young Englishman is one of the few players in the current Arsenal team that came through the ranks at the club’s academy.

He broke into the team as a midfielder, but he has struggled to get a place in the club’s midfield recently and he has been used primarily as a right-back.

Mikel Arteta struggled to find space for him in his team when he first became the club’s manager, however, the youngster eventually made it in to the manager’s plan at the end of the season and he was impressive in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Arsenal fan, Dave Seagar, writing in the Sun outlined five reasons why he didn’t think it made sense to allow Maitland-Niles to leave the club now.

Seager claimed that because he has been at the club since he was six, we should keep him to succeed as a home-grown talent.

He also hailed the player’s versatility as phenomenal as he can fill in at the club’s midfield and other positions, which makes him even more valuable.

Thirdly, he adds that the player has three years left on his deal and the club should sell other players with shorter-term deals like Rob Holding.

Fourthly, he claimed that it will be better for the club to sell Lucas Torreira and keep AMN because he will fit in better when Arsenal shifts to a 4-3-3 formation next season after their summer spending.

Finally, he claimed that the Englishman offers Arsenal good flexibility like James Milner does at Liverpool.

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  1. Why spend all that money on Partey when we already have AMN who could do the job beautifully if he was played in his preferred position of midfield He showed what he could do in a great Cup Final performance

    1. He has proved to be very effective in matches against top opposition this season and has more pace and energy than any of our current midfielders.He should not be sold.

  2. Bonaroca:- Time and time again I have made comments particularly the back four, Mr Arteta had
    what one would say a mid field position , but in my opinion Casarole was better.
    What is irritating that Mr Arteta has so far done a good job in his first period, but what is important how good a manager he is. Arsenal, have enough
    young talent, his problem is Luis and Mustafa who are very prone to errors. Given a good run Holden
    still young, have Bellerin & Tiery. and Maitland to
    be the man in between the defence and the man
    able to push forward the mid field which is not short of talented attacking players. players.
    Mr Arteta, you have the talented players in your team. Arsenal had great players and managers. I hope in my life time at my age of 88 years you will
    show signs of becoming another great Manager

  3. He is a keeper! Especially now when our central midfield is so thin. We have Xhaka, AMN and Willock. The rest are highly uncertain for next season.

  4. Unless someone comes in with silly Iwobi type money, AMN isn’t going anywhere. Which will make a lot of us happy, including me.

    1. Sky have reported that 3 clubs are interested in AMN ,or something along those lines .
      Looks like we are willing to look at those offers if they come in .

  5. It doz not make sense 4 me at all to loose AMN this season!, becoz he haz already established himself in the first team. Do we exit first team players or those flopes, indiscipline and those whoz contracts a about to expire?

  6. AMN should be played in his favored position regularly before we give up on him. He’s played well recently at both right and left back, I wouldn’t like to see him go now.

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