Wolves pull out of the race for much improved Arsenal man

Wolves have ended their quest to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to Sky Sports.

The Englishman had been made available for transfer by the Gunners earlier in the summer as they looked to raise funds for other transfer targets.

Mikel Arteta has always wanted to keep hold of him and it seems the Spaniard will get his wish now.

Arteta has fielded him in important games and he has played well. His latest fine performance came in the Community Shield game against Liverpool.

He was so good in that game that he was given an England call-up after the match.

The report claims that his latest fine performances and his callup to the England national team has proven to Wolves that he is no longer available on the market.

They also believe that if Arsenal still wants to sell him, he will be more expensive to land now.

The report claims that they are still keen to negotiate with the Gunners, but they have now accepted defeat in their pursuit.

Maitland-Niles struggled to find a place in the Arsenal team when Arteta first became the club’s manager, but he eventually became a key member of the team and if he leaves the Emirates, it will be for a significant transfer fee.

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14 Comments

  1. Indian gooner says:

    I have been in two minds regarding Niles – we need the money from his sale to buy but from his performances in the last few matches has changed my mind. He bottled Traore and nullified Sallas – impressive performances . He will start a few matches and a good sub when we are protecting a lead

    1. Uzi Ozil says:

      Well said, in some games we need him to man mark a player or two. He has improved drastically in his marking. I hope he improves on his final ball and decision making though

  2. Eddie says:

    I think I read Arsenal are prepared to offer him a new contract also.
    It’ll be good to have him stay, I still can’t figure out why we signed Soares though.
    (Kia thank you for that one though, Thank you).
    We still need to sell some players to raise money

  3. Eddie says:

    So going by what I’ve been reading on here, everybody believes Arteta wants to play 4-3-3 next season.
    Yet everybody thinks Willian will play CAM? CAM in a 4-3-3 formation??
    Is there any room for a CAM in a 4-3-3 formation?
    Arteta only admits Willian is good enough to play there and can be a creative player anywhere in the front three, I don’t know why you guys keep peddling rumours that Arteta said or confirmed Willian will be our CAM.
    Saka can play CAM too, Arteta knows that, everyone of us know Saka is creative enough to play CAM but you don’t see Arteta playing Saka there do you?
    Going by all of your assumptions, you guys are saying if Arteta brings in Partey, Aouar and maybe Ceballos, that Willian will play CAM and not battle it out on the wings?
    Really? Arteta will get his midfielders and still bench one of them to accommodate Willian as CAM just because he admitted Willian can be creative for us?
    Wow, just wow.
    I’d love to see a 4-3-3 line that will have Willian playing CAM.
    Please do the honours.
    Even David Silva never played CAM in a 4-3-3. Him alongside Kevin DeBruyne both operates as Mezzalas, that’s why you see them involved in a lot of play, but go on ahead and explain to me how you fit in a CAM into the 4-3-3 without changing his position.
    I’m waiting, I’m willing to learn

    1. Dan kit says:

      It will be a 523 unless he gets the players he wants Eddie

  4. Reggie says:

    Hooray!

  5. Howard says:

    Don’t know why we signed Soares. He’s an average player and not capable of playing for a top team.

    MA goofed on pushing for the signing of Soares. On current form AMN is better than Bellerin

    1. James says:

      I might be wrong but Soares deal has Don Raul/ Kia nonsense all over it The duration is unrealistic. Normally we wouldve offered him two years max, four years is just ridiculous.

    2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      His defense is mid table at best until now but hus end product is great. He would ve good on possession with suitable coverage. Give him sometime.

    3. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      And we need back up for Bellerin. He cannot play 50+ matches. AMN will play in the middle or was planned to leave, so does Chambers.

      1. McLovin says:

        Correct if I’m wrong but Cedric was pretty much freebie?

        His contract was up this summer, and we loaned him in January, so likely we paid a nominal fee to Southampton to land him. It’s likely he’s not on high wages either..?

  6. ozziegunner says:

    Good news, if true, given unreliability of Sky news.
    Hopefully AMN will accept a new contract and Arsenal ties him down long term given his age, versatility and performances.

  7. Andrew Elder says:

    Agree with you ozziegunner. Always rated him.

  8. Herbz says:

    His only problem has always been that lapse in concentration due to over-confidence and carelessness when moving with the ball.

    Aside from that, he’s very good especially when put in left-sided midfield position; the only position that suits him.

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