Brighton reported to be keen on signing improved Arsenal star

Brighton wants to sign Arsenal midfielder, Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer as they continue their summer spree.

The Seagulls have signed Adam Lallana from Liverpool and Joel Veltman from Ajax in recent weeks and they will look to add Maitland-Niles, according to Mirror Sports.

The midfielder has found it hard to secure a regular spot in Mikel Arteta’s team and he might be considering his future at the end of this season, according to the report.

He struggled to get into the team under Arteta initially, but he has now become an important member of the Spaniard’s first team.

He doesn’t play every time, but when Arteta needs to get some defensive work done, he has been deployed in one of the variety of defensive positions at the Emirates.

If he wants to play regularly and advance his development, then the offer from Brighton might tempt him.

Arteta will be making changes to his Arsenal team when their season is finally over, but he won’t have so much money to spend in the window because of the impact of the coronavirus.

The Gunners might have to cash in on some of their valuable but fringe players like the Englishman.

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  1. I think it’ll be better if Arsenal FC send Mesut Ozil to any team that want him for free and let that team pay him that huge salary then arsenal will be able to use his current salary to get quality players .

  2. Brighton have spent £900,000 so far this summer. Hardly a ‘spree’. But you go with that if it makes everyone feel better. 😉

  3. “He has now become an important player in the spaniard’s first team..”I somehow disagree sorry!!

  4. They couldn’t afford him, unless of course we go back to selling decent players for stupidly low Prices.

  5. I, personally, would like to keep Ainsley, as he’s a jack of all trades. He wasn’t mentioned by Ornstein, as one we’d be up for selling… but if an offer was to come in, that was too good to turn down……it’d be bye bye!

    1. I would like to keep him aswel Sue. but i doubt it would be good for his career if he were to stay.
      For us he’s not exactly a weekly starter, he’s more of an odd job guy, which speaks volumes about his versatility and over all quality.
      But for him as a player, that wants to progress, nail down a first team spot in 1 position, moving on would probably be best for him.

  6. I agree Sue.If we are intent on selling him we could swap AMN with the talented young CB ,Ben White who was excellent on loan to Leeds last season, where he was voted the fans player of the year.Brighton have already four decent CBs including the very consistent Dunk.

    1. I cannot understand why we have not gone in for Dunk , instead we go for these underwhelming foreign players. Dunk has been a consistent performer in the Premier League and in my view would be a great vsigning.

    2. I’d be okay with that providing we also get rid of the plethora of CBs who clearly aren’t good enough.

  7. Problem with Arsenal is gathering plethora of mediocre player, just increasing the wage bill and restricting transfer budget. If player is not absolute world class then we should sell him and get whatever we get and collect fund and decrease wage bill then replace with world class player. If we don’t target world class players that’s shame to our stature.

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