There is almost no chance of Arsenal loanee remaining in Italy

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was convinced he was good enough to play regularly at another club and asked to leave Arsenal in the summer.

The club kept him with the promise of more game time, but he eventually got his wish to leave in the last transfer window.

He joined AS Roma on loan for the rest of the campaign with an option to buy.

The versatile England international was full of confidence when he first moved to Italy, but he has found life there tough.

Jose Mourinho has been unhappy with his contributions so far, and the Portuguese boss has not used him regularly.

This is a clear sign he will leave the club when this season finishes because he has simply not impressed well enough.

Forza Roma confirms that to be the case, and they report that his chances of remaining in Rome permanently are slim.

Instead, another Arsenal player could move to the club in the summer, insisting that the Romans haven’t given up on signing Granit Xhaka.

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Maitland Niles has certainly found that the grass is not always greener on the other side and he is probably not as good as he thinks.

It is hard to see him playing for Arsenal again, considering that Mikel Arteta hardly uses him.

The former West Brom loanee will probably get an English club that will take a chance on him when he returns in the summer.

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  1. Confirmed bid from Everton in the summer for 20 million just to let him go on loan and now back to us shows that while results have gone our way in the league the asset side of this regime as been nothing short of pathetic
    Some of the worst players contract goings on I’ve seen since I started supporting the club ,players leaving for nothing even paying them off and letting players contracts run down .

    1. Letting 3 Invincibles, Pires, Wiltord and Edu, leave for free is worse than the ones we’ve let go lately imo.

  2. Same here can’t help but wonder why he’s not given his fair share of playing time despite the talent he possess instead the inconsistent xhaka and lokonga are ahead of him in the pecking order.selling him would have been better instead of all these nonsense.

    1. AMN has been here since the wenger times.
      Has not shown that he is a serious player. Has been sent out on loan to West Brom and now Roma and he has failed to impress on both occasions.

      Wenger, Emery, Ljumberg, Arteta, Mourinho, and West Brom have all come to the same conclusion it seems. You have the likes of Saka, ESR, Martinelli etc all coming in and doing okay, but we are still waiting for AMN who is turning 25 year old in August to realised his potential.

      Reminds me of the Afobe, Lansbury, Akpom, Chambers, Bielik, J.E.T, iwobi, etc..

      People did the same with Balogan and Patino this season.

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