Simon Jordan reckons this is how Arsenal should deal with Maitland-Niles

Former Crystal Palace chairman, Simon Jordan has urged Arsenal to punish Ainsley Maitland-Niles and force him to remain at the club after he publicly suggested that the club was keeping him against his will.

The versatile England international has struggled to play for Arsenal in this campaign despite playing regularly for relegated West Brom in the second half of last season.

Everton wants to sign him, but Arsenal has turned down their approach for his signature so far.

The Gunners have told him he needs to stay because he may be needed at the club at some point this season.

But he has watched Mikel Arteta use Nuno Tavares as a right-back this season when he is fit and available to play.

This has forced him to consider leaving and he took to Instagram yesterday to suggest that he is being held against his will at the club after they denied him a move to Everton.

Jordan said he should be punished and forced to stay to send a message that he is under contract with them.

“If it was me, I would find him two weeks wages and then sat “You’re definitely staying,” said the former Crystal Palace owner on TalkSport.

“It’s bringing the club into disrepute, the club is in a very fractious position right now with players left right and centre underperforming and the manager under pressure.

“The last thing you need to see is a player coming out and making observations that he’s not loved at the club.

“I would make him stay unless there’s a reason to loan him or transferring him out; it would certainly not be to Everton. He’s under contract and he does as he’s told.”

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  1. Well, I think Claude Rains did an excellent impersonation of Mr Jordan.

    As for Jordan’s comments about AMN, I believe he might have been a Plantation owner in a previous life!!!

      1. It’s a very smart move, to be in the good books of our management. At the time of my posting, Odsonne Edouard deal is still not completed. They may need to turn to Eddie Nketiah if their initial target is unattainable. And times running out, real fast.

  2. Jordan quote ” He’s under contract he does as he’s told”. And there’s stupid me thinking a contract is a two-way deal!!! No wonder he failed miserably as a football team owner.

  3. Jordan is not everyone’s cup of tea – extraordinarily opinionated- but he is able to use his past experience as Palace owner and, therefore, cast an insight from an owner’s perspective

    AMN was badly advised IMO to post on social media. He is contracted to Arsenal and they pay his not insubstantial wages. It’s hardly 18th century workhouse conditions he has to grapple with. He has an agent, a player representative and if all else fails, a union to take his complaints to.

  4. God bless AMN for standing up to our Clueless, Empty-headed Arteta and Edu!!🙏
    He is NOT and NEVER a right back, left back or Rwb..
    He is a Midfielder!!
    Lassana Diarra played Rb at Chelsea
    Michael Essien played Rb in the 2008 UCL against Man U.
    Kolo Toure also played RB, for Arsenal..
    These are midfielders who just Chose to play RB due to some circumstances!!..
    Exactly, the same issue with AMN!! HE IS A MIDFIELDER, NOT A RB!!
    Remember Kolo Toure in 2002/2003 was a utility player like AMN now..
    Until Arsene Wenger Established him as a strong Defender!!👍
    D incompetent Spanish rookie Can’t Pull such off!😒😒
    Wenger would never make AMN play right back permanently!😕

  5. I find Simon Jordan mildly entertaining, he’s a kind of sports shock jock, being outrageous, being opinionated and getting hits on You Tube for Talk Rubbish.

    Don’t take him too seriously and you won’t get upset.

    I kinda laugh at him most of the time, but as I say he makes good background noise when your doing something else.

  6. Odsonne Edouard deal seems to be dragging a bit too far??? Would you like our management to pack and deliver Eddie to your doorstep ASAP???

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