Premier League side interested in signing improving Arsenal star

Brighton wants to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles as he continues to struggle to cement his place in the Arsenal starting XI.

The club’s academy product has started just two games since the restart of football, and he doesn’t seem to figure very much in Mikel Arteta’s plan for the Gunners.

He had a fine game against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, a performance that shows just how valuable his versatility is to the team.

Nevertheless, he still doesn’t have a place in the current Arsenal side having been used in different positions since Arteta became the club’s manager.

Standard Sports is claiming that Brighton is monitoring his development at the Emirates and that the Premier League side may look to take him away from the Emirates.

It claims that because he has struggled for action this season, he might be open to leaving the Emirates when the chance comes in the summer.

He still has three more years left on his current Arsenal deal.

He is predominantly a midfielder, but he has struggled to prove to Arteta that he can give a performance in midfield so far.

Arsenal is expected to make some changes to their team when the transfer window reopens, but it remains unclear if he would be one player that will be sold.

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7 Comments

  1. Goonerboy says:

    Yesterday, I looked forward to seeing him in midfield alongside Torreira as he offers something different going forward.

    That said, I don’t think we should sell him just yet because, going by the rumours, the likes of Guendouzi, Elneny, Mhkitaryan, and probably Torreira could be gone in the summer which could help him get his chance in midfield…

  2. Grandad says:

    For whatever reason, Arteta is reluctant to give AMN a run in the side.I am at a loss to understand why as he has acquitted himself well when called upon and has virtually all the natural abilities required in the modern day player.I can only think that a decision has been made, wrongly in my view, to sell AMN to the highest bidder, because he is a very marketable commodity, like Guendousi.To unload talented young guys when there are literary 7/8 mediocre players in our first team pool just does not make sense other than to highlight how desperately we need cash.

  3. mogunna says:

    A waist of talent who has not get a chance to fulfill his devellopment played as a RB. Arteta did not give him any chances, when he gets it; Niles takes and fights for it.

    Arteta is no coach but started season as an assistant. We end it as 10th, mid table club for that.

    Maybe start by getting a real coach and a team together to compete nexg year.

    Begin with win this Cup.

    Then we must look at team; know cheap Kroenke for ages, wont change.

    Means we cant build a team as Man U and top 6 club do.

    We must go for our young talents and sell Auba, Laca, Xhaka Mustafi Sokratis torreira and co..

    Bring 200M and sign some experimented top young players as Harvetz.. Buy out Ozil.

    Bring a special coach with ambition and good football.

  4. mogunna says:

    arteta as a coach is as if we played our U23 in EPL.

    1. Mob Barley says:

      What kind of a comment is that mogul a. You’ve been so negative about arteta recently despite having good wins against city and Liverpool. It’s understandable to be frustrated at the villa loss but that game shows the reality that we are in need for summer reinforcements and that the gap between us and the top 6, never mind top 4, has widened. Arteta has shown hunger, desire and a tactical brain since joining and could possibly win an FA Cup with a mediocre squad in his first half a season. Not bad for a manager equivalent to an u23s squad playing in the premier league……..

  5. Top Gunner says:

    Arsenal want to sell Maitland-Niles and keep Xhaka and Torreira? Totally unbelievable

  6. RFrancis says:

    We need to be more patient with AMN. I know he has suffered from brain cramps in the past, but of all our wing backs, he knows best how to play with Pepe. He is also versatile, strong and athletic – qualities clearly lacking in our squad today.

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