Manchester United linked with a shock transfer for Arsenal outcast

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has become a target for Manchester United following his fine stint on loan at West Brom.

The Arsenal man has spent this second half of the season on loan at the Hawthorns where he attempted but failed to save the Baggies from relegation.

He will return to the Emirates at the end of the campaign, but he might not remain with Arsenal after attracting several new suitors.

The Daily Mail says his performances in this second half of the season have caught the attention of United alongside Everton, Leeds and Southampton.

He is unlikely to earn a permanent place in the Arsenal first team when he returns in the summer.

United has a strong squad and can count on Aaron Wan-Bissaka as their right back.

He is one of the best in the country, but he doesn’t have a backup and Maitland-Niles has played in that position at Arsenal.

Everton also sees him as a right-back, however, Leeds and Southampton consider him a midfielder and that is his preferred position.

It is one reason why he joined West Brom and it will be interesting to see which of his suitors he picks when he returns.

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  1. Sean Williams says:

    Keep Ainsley Maitland-Niles and get rid of Arteta, who is a con man.

  2. 03 gooner says:

    Time to cash in. Been here a long time but hasn’t cemented a spot in his favoured midfield position. Midfield needs a shake up going into next season.
    In: bissouma locatelli buendia
    Out: Xhaka Cebollos Odegaard willock- loan
    Elneny- keep as squad player

    Bissouma Partey Locotelli Elneny Smith Rowe Buendia I believe this midfield has mixture of everything and can compete with the other top teams.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Everyone is new to each other

      not to mention they are young and inexperience

      It will need at least 2 seasons for them to gel and adapt to challenge for top 4

  3. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Good tackler with WBA and can drive forward with the ball, his passing and sometimes needs improvement and shooting but he is a decent option to have in squad and homegrown.
    If Arsenal can extend contract, he would be useful.

  4. Vinnie2000 says:

    Like E. Martinez, Arsenal will live to regret selling Maitland-Niles to Man Utd or Any premier league club..

    1. jon fox says:


      Do you know better than alL of them? If so, produce your professional football CV and let us all study it!

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Maitland-Niles has to go…..

      He need games to improve….

      The Academy produces lots of talent every year

      We cant keep everyone

      Some has to go

      There will be more players coming through

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