Pundit warns Arsenal against getting rid of these two players

Martin Keown has warned Arsenal against selling Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Emiliano Martinez this summer.

Both players have played important roles in Arsenal’s recent success as a club.

The Gunners have won the FA Cup and the Community Shield in their last two competitive matches and both players have been immense for the club.

Yet they are both facing uncertain futures at the club with reports claiming that Arsenal will listen to offers for them (Talksport).

Martinez was asked to fill in for the injured Bernd Leno is June and the Argentinean proved to be a very good deputy.

He is now looking to remain Arsenal’s first choice or to leave the Gunners. Reports claim that Arsenal will sell him for the right price because they consider Leno as their number one.

Maitland Niles has also been told that he can leave and Wolves have shown serious interest in signing him (Express), but Keown claims that they are players that should be kept at the club.

“It’s crazy,” he said on BT Sport via Mirror. “You’re developing players – Maitland-Niles, the goalkeeper – [who are] going to be sold?

“These are just the players that Arsenal fans are looking at and wanted for years.”

Tags Ainsley Maitland-Niles Emiliano Martinez Martin Keown


      1. I support your syllogism namesake. Not everyone can be sold or is wort selling. Pierre is being touted by tabloids as costing between £36m and $60m. He is not even wort £70m in sale. The best that would get us in purchase is probably Jimenez. That’s if Wolves would ever decide to take a cut on his sale but for sure, we would be getting a whole lot more than £100m from Pierre remaining with us this season.

  1. I’d be keeping both players – if possible. In the case of EM he has shown great confidence and composure when taking over from Leno. I’m not sure that he has had enough time yet to oust Leno but if he keeps performing in this way then he will deserve the no1 slot.
    AMN has really improved and impressed and I can’t see the need to cash in on him. There are others who, are not obviously in MA’s plans who I’d rather say goodbye to.
    Like most transfer windows, it heats up towards the end as various clubs scrabble to make signings and I am yet to see what Arsenal can muster due to finances. Getting Auba signed up would be a start

  2. I agree totally with Martin Kion. Both AMN and EMI have developed greatly, have been with Arsenal over the years and are currently indispensible due to their respective playing qualities.

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