Manchester United’s stance on Arsenal man is revealed

Manchester United are not interested in signing Arsenal utility man, Ainsley Maitland-Niles as reports today claim.

This is being reported by Manchester Evening News who claim that the Red Devils aren’t looking to land the Arsenal man and that only FC Porto’s Alex Telles is their full-back transfer target.

The reports circulating today started with Sport1 as cited by The Express claiming that the Red Devils are very close to sealing a surprise move for the new England international.

It claims that the deal was to be concluded with Arsenal for 22m euros and the versatile midfielder was already 80 percent a Manchester United player.

This latest report will come as a welcome development to Arsenal fans who have been left wondering why their club would want to sell a player that has been valuable to them for some time now.

He has been making a lot of career progress under Mikel Arteta this year, earning his first England cap not long ago.

Arsenal is looking to still add some new players to their team and some of the unimpressive members of their team are expected to leave.

With a few days until the end of the transfer window, it will be interesting to see which player leaves the Emirates.

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  1. AMN is a liability and should be sold ASAP. a disaster as a defender. Better going forward, as far away from the defense as possible.

  2. AMN is naive. Simply doesn’t understand what’s going on around him. Slow to react to situations and causes defensive issues with sloppy passing. A below average 4 out of 10 guy who occasionally gives a 6 out of 10 performance but not consistent enough! Bench warmer at the very very best.
    Just my opinion!

  3. So Mikel Arteta has got it all wrong then?
    When will you guys just take a step backward and ask the question WHY instead of just criticising?

    MA has seen enough quality in AMN to talk him into staying at the club, so let’s get behind the player – a different scenario if he had shipped him off to Swindon Town, then there might be a reason to question his selection.

    1. Hi Ken.

      We had a difference of opinion regarding Ozil on here, with myself saying he was finished at Arsenal whilst your stance was “how come M A was playing him consistently pre-Covid ?”

      We all know where we are with that one.

      M A is currently using what he has at his disposal, not what he would wish to have in his squad (that’s going to be a few years in the making).

      Many people on here judge AMN of late – a short burst of high profile games.

      “Your only as good as your last game” as the saying goes (harsh but for the purposes of this post let’s go with that).

      Ainsley in the Cara’ cup (Leicester ) was unspeakably bad.

      Liverpool. It’s so easy to be an “after the event” pundit, but as soon as I saw AMN as LWB, I KNEW we we get found out down our left.

      No coincidence Tierney has his poorest game in an Arsenal shirt – absolutely no help in front of him whatsoever.

      Mane had a field day – what a surprise (shouldn’t have been on the park, but that’s another story, as is Willians “tracking” of Robertson for his goal – criminal !)).

      Gabriel left of a 3, with Tierney as LWB all day long.

      Harping on about a couple of games ?

      No, Ainsley has ben a the club since he was a kid.

      Do most even know he was loaned out to Ipswich in 2015 in order to develop him .

      What happened when he returned – for me, not much until now – and as for recent events I’m mystified.

      This player is no longer a “youngster”, and we should drop the emotions surrounding being a product of Hale End.

      We are Arsenal Football Club.

      Players such as AMN and the like, are very sadly not good enough.

      Perhaps we “nearly got there” with him but fell short.

      Believe me, this player has always got costly mistakes in him – sad but true.

      Saw on here the other Ainsley should be deployed as a CDM – are you mad …..suicide.

      Just when M A is getting some semblance of defensive order.

      If Ainsley were to move on (and he was gone, but again a few decent games strung together seemed to retain him), he will flatter to deceive at his new club.

      Sadly after 2 months or so – on the bench.

      A la Ramsey at Juve – saw that coming a mile off.

      Sorry to disagree Ken – but it’s all about opinions and long may that be the case.

      I just strongly believe so much time invested in players who are not up to the level we need to attain, gets so very very frustrating.

      We need to be somewhat ruthless, and move on to (hopefully) bigger things.

      Take care.

  4. ken I didn’t say I wouldn’t get behind the player, I was just giving my opinion of him as a player as I see it…. No more! 48 years a gooner home and away ( obviously not lately ) and I cheer the team on. I think we all have our preferences on players and with AMN I just honestly don’t get it. I have often asked the question WHY? on certain players and I certainly look forward to being proved wrong on AMN’s case.

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