Premier League side claimed to have prioritised Arsenal star’s signature

Nottingham Forest are claimed to have made signing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles a transfer priority this summer.

The midfielder spent the past 12 months on loan with Jose Mourinho’s Roma side, but after failing to retain a first-team role he has since returned to North London.

He now looks set to be the subject of an offer from the newly-promoted Nottingham Forest side who are keen to bolster their options ahead of the new season.

It will be interesting to see whether he accepts the move, but staying at the Emirates would seem an unlikely scenario after his lack of playing time, and I would be surprised if he was to still be at the club come September.

His future could well be dependent on what position his potential suitors want him to play, with him believed to favour playing in midfield, while some believe he is better suited to the wingback role.

Do you think AMN could play for us again?


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  1. It would be a good move for him.
    I don’t think with all the will in the world would he be able to be even a cup competition starter.
    And another wage off the wage bill…

    1. It sadly says a lot about a young man who might, with greater foresight, have managed to be further up the footballing ladder at this point

  2. Well still no Arsenal signings but it looks like spurs have another in DJed Spence at £20 mil. I know the transfer window only opened today but come on Arsenal, get on with it!

    1. @declan,we’ve already signed marquinhos and hickey,just two more signings left which i’ll like us to deal with patiently.a striker and a midfielder plus saliba chosing to stay making 5 incomings and three has been executed already.

      1. FK, neither are yet actually signed, unless you oknow something in these last few hours that I a have missed.

  3. With finishing in the Europa place and still being under contact we need him!!

    We will not have the funds and appeal to buy the versatility that he supplies and we need squad players with the 5 subs next season.

    We are so short in depth that we need as many players that we can as we can’t buy the quality we need to challenge for top 4 next season.

    As tescos say “Every little helps”.

    1. Agreed. Wages are small and we’ll get almost nothing from the sale so might as well keep him and let this contract run down

  4. One thing is for sure , arteta can not use the line ‘ you are important to us , you will get minutes ‘ as he has heard that chestnut before and knows its b.s. I feel for niles , honestly he could have been usefull but its time to move on for his sake

  5. With Forest having lost Spence (Boro selling him to spurs), they could go for AMN but it would mean his position there would be at full back which he apparently doesn’t fancy.

  6. Who else apart from myself considers it ODD, to say thrleast, why JA calls every player od ours no mattwr how moderqate or poor aplayre he may be , “a STAR”?
    If AMN is truly a “star”, waht would thet call SAKA or such as Henry and Bergkamp.
    Gilbert and Sullivans The Gondoliers had it right when it said “when EVERYONE’S a somebody, then no ones anybody”!

    But context and accurate descriptions are more important to some than others. Sigh!

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