Arsenal reject opening bid for improved star from Premier League rival

Wolves have had a £15m bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles rejected by Arsenal, Sky Sports reports.

The Englishman has been told that he can leave Arsenal this summer as the club looks to rebuild their team under Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard has shown in his short time as the manager that he can lead the club back to their glory days and they are prepared to back him to achieve that.

They have been busy adding new players to their team ahead of the new season.

Willian has joined them and Gabriel from Lille is also on the verge of completing his move to the Emirates.

However, the Gunners need more players to come in and they will have to sell to achieve that, that is why they have made Maitland-Niles available for transfers.

The Englishman played an important role for the Gunners as they won the FA Cup last season and he is liked by Arteta, but selling him will help them land players like Thomas Partey.

The £15m offer is £5m short of what the Gunners expect to make from his sale claims the same report.

Wolves are not the only team interested in signing him. Brighton indicated an interest in him early on and Tottenham is also paying attention to developments about his future.

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6 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    If he is leaving then hopefully a bidding war will ensue. £20 million seems a little cheap to me when you figure in his versatility. Like to see somewhere closer to £25 or £30 million, but the pandemic will affect market prices.
    If the profits are put towards Partey I’d call it necessary business to upgrade midfield.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  2. RFrancis says:

    If we are seriously looking to offload players deemed surplus to our requirements, then we must also consider selling one or our two world-class keepers as well. What’s the point of keeping 30M sitting on our bench when there are gaping holes in the midfield still waiting to be fixed.

  3. Ideal says:

    ….hope we don’t regret this….because what we are loosing is more than this paltry sum (20mill)….clubs with ambition won’t sell such a player…. especially to a rival club like wolves…

  4. ozziegunner says:

    So many underperformers to sell before Arsenal even consider selling AMN. Unfortunately he wants game time which Arteta can’t guarantee, so AMN is looking elsewhere.
    Durand and I are on the same page; Arsenal should not give AMN away for less than £20-30 million, with sell on and buy back clauses.

  5. Einstein says:

    I’m a fan of AMN. Sad to see him leaving

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