Wolves tipped to make a move for out of favour Arsenal man

Wolves will likely return for Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the 23-year-old fell down the pecking order at Arsenal again.

The England international was set to leave the club at the start of this season with Mikel Arteta planning to rebuild his team.

The Gunners wanted to cash in on him and Wolves showed the most interest, however, Arsenal changed their mind.

His early season form for them in the Community Shield and the first few games of the campaign convinced the Gunners to keep him.

He even earned an England call up in the first half of the season.

However, he is now struggling to get first-team minutes, even when the Gunners have suffered from injuries.

Mirror Football reports that he is at a point in his career that he would need to make a decision and that could see him decide to leave the Emirates this month.

The report says that Wolves will probably revive their interest in him now that it seems like he could leave for real.

The midfielder, who can also play as a wing-back wants to be in the England team for the Euros later in the year, but he has to play more games in the second half of this campaign to realise that.

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16 Comments

  1. guy says:

    Another rehashed old story? This certainly seems to be the night for them

  2. Shortboygooner says:

    He is linked with wolves and should go. Love this player I think he is quality but is wasted as a fullback let alone on the left.

    I think he should play cm/dm. Unfortunately there is a long list infront of him in all positions so his talents are being wasted. Good luck AMN

  3. McLovin says:

    £2-3m loan deal should do it. Anywhere in the PL where he can get game time.

  4. Goonster says:

    I have never seen anything special about AMN.
    All I ever see and hear are constant catchphrases about “How he is such a talent”.
    Been watching him since the days when his mother would turn up at the training ground demanding her son is played in every game.

    That’s more than 10 years ago. Entitled mother.

    I think Szny’s father also did it to wenger. Demanded that wenger selected Szny as our No1 goalkeeper.

    Brings back Wengers culture of allowing indiscipline and nonchalance in his later years. Hence why we ended up with the overrated, overhyped, overpaid, over pampered primadonnas.
    Smh

    1. A J says:

      Totally agree.

      A lot of sentiment surrounds this player, as opposed to facts.

      In football terms, he is not young. At 23 if he was going to, he would have broken into the first team on a regular basis by now.

      Remember, our current best performer is a mere 19 years of age, followed by a 20 year old.

      In 2015 he went on loan to Ipswich Town, to ready him for better things at our place.

      SIX YEARS, and THREE managers later, very little has happened in terms of showing Ainsley is worthy of starting for Arsenal Football Club.

      We currently find ourselves at the start of a “rebuilding” programme – why go backwards ?

      Let’s move on from the “product of Hale End” sentimentality and get real.

      Ainsley needs to move on, and so do we.

  5. Sue says:

    West Brom want him on loan for the rest of the season…

    1. McLovin says:

      Fat Sam eh.. Still remember Gnabry being sent to WBA, managed by Pulis. Horrible playing managers..

      As far as playing styles, I would think best destination for AMN would be Leeds, Wolves, Palace, even BHA.

      1. Sue says:

        Yes, rather underwhelming!! Don’t remind me!!

        I agree – he’d fit in really well and would be great to watch – especially if he takes a penalty 😉

  6. Grandad says:

    Palace might be the dark horse in this race.They need pace at RB and in midfield, and one thing AMN has is speed.

  7. Longbenark says:

    Maitland-Niles is the ideal replacement for Partey especially in games that Partey needs rest

  8. Kay says:

    Mohammed Elneny should leave instead, this boy is still young and has more prospects. It would be a bad business

  9. jon fox says:

    Personally, I cannot understnd why AMN never gets a chance in what is his natural midfield position while the likes of XHAKA (groan) is a regular and Elneny sometimes plays. MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL TO ME!

    That being said, it seems clear that AMN will not be used by MA and thus will be better off leaving and IMO soon will.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  10. Khadii says:

    There’s a reason why none of the coaches we’ve had don’t trust Niles in the midfield, not even Southgate.
    Nile loses focus sometimes on the ball and that can be deadly as opposed to the full back position.
    He comes off sometimes as someone who can seem disinterested or laid-back. Alexander Arnold was a midfielder in the academy but now has embraced the full back position and is one of the best in the world.
    Niles is too inconsistent, that’s why he struggles to get into the team regularly

  11. Declan says:

    He’s going to Southampton on loan. West Brom want him too but he prefers the south coast.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Declan, the surf is closer and he can put his Mum in a nice caravan.

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