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Maitland-Niles in demand 0

Posted on August 25, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been linked with leaving Arsenal (on a permanent basis) practically every window for several years now, but he’s so far been going away only on loans and has had temporary spells with West Bromwich Albion and AS Roma.

The 24-year-old has entered the final year of contract and unless a sale is agreed within a week from now, he’s most likely to leave as a free agent at the end of the season, though a cut-price exit in January shouldn’t be ruled out either.

Arsenal and Roma reach Maitland-Niles agreement 0

Posted on January 06, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement with AS Roma over the proposed loan move for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to multiple sources.

The two clubs were in talks on the subject for a couple of days, and as a result, the Serie A side submitted an official offer, consisting of a loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy for €10 million in the summer. The Gunners, however, replied that the loan proposal itself was acceptable, but without the option to buy, to which Roma eventually agreed.

Roma submit Maitland-Niles offer 0

Posted on January 04, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

AS Roma have contacted Arsenal with a concrete offer for the services of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, multiple sources have reported. Apparently, the offer consists of taking the 24-year-old on loan for the rest of the season with an option to make the deal permanent for €10 million in the summer. The Gunners are currently mulling over it.

Jose Mourinho, in charge of the team at Roma, is believed to be very keen on Maitland-Niles’s versatility. Preferring to play in the middle of the park, he is quite capable of doing a fine job on either flank, particularly on the right, either as a fullback or as a winger.

Roma want Maitland-Niles on loan 0

Posted on December 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

AS Roma are keen on signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan from Arsenal for the second part of the season, according to Sky Sports.

The Gialorossi, under the command of former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho, were close to taking Granit Xhaka from Arsenal last summer, but the deal reportedly fell through at the eleventh hour and the Swiss international ended up staying put; much like Maitland-Niles himself who, following a bight loan at West Bromwich Albion, was reportedly keen on joining Everton.

However, it seems Mourinho and Roma are still keen on taking someone from Arsenal’s midfield ranks to the Italian capital, if only on loan.

Arsenal set to keep Maitland-Niles amid Everton interest 0

Posted on August 30, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been strongly linked with Everton the last day or so. According to multiple sources, the Toffees made a concrete offer for the services of the 24-year-old, aiming to boost the competition on their right defensive flank.

Maitland-Niles is keen to leave the Emirates, he made that clear himself with a post on Instagram.

“All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play,” he wrote, tagging the club’s official account. However, Paul Joyce of The Times says the club have informed him of their desire for him to stay put.

Seven for sale? 0

Posted on August 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a busy transfer window for Arsenal as the stories about a squad overhaul persist into August, the very month when the Premier League restarts. The club have completed three signings so far, left-back Nuno Tavares, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and centre-back Ben White, and by all accounts, they’re working on getting a couple more in before they take on newly promoted Brentford in the opening round.

But in order to secure the funds necessary to go through with their plans, they will have to get a few outgoing deals done as well. According to the Express, they’re looking at seven players to help them in that aspect.

Transfer rumours: Odegaard, Locatelli, Maitland-Niles, Willock 0

Posted on July 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ben White is obviously on the verge of becoming an Arsenal player, with his medical ahead of a £50m move expected to take place on Wednesday. However, the business doesn’t stop there, at least not when it comes to transfer rumours.

Fresh reports from Spain suggest the move for Martin Odegaard could yet be resurrected. The Norway international spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at the Emirates, wearing the Arsenal shirt on 20 occasions in all competition, scoring and assisting twice apiece. The club were reportedly keen on turning the deal permanent this summer, but no deal has been struck and the 22-year-old Norwegian himself said he was ready to fight for his future at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti.

Transfer rumours: Xhaka, Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on June 10, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The summer transfer window is about to start, and the rumours about players potentially switching clubs are expectedly coming abound.

Arsenal have their priorities – reportedly to see if they can keep hold of Martin Odegaard whose loan from Real Madrid for the second half of the 2020-21 season has been deemed successful enough, but the club are also believed to be on the lookout for reinforcement in practically every area imaginable, from goalkeepers to strikers. There are those who are tipped to leave the club as well, such as Granit Xhaka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Maitland-Niles open to Arsenal departure 0

Posted on June 09, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a long and tricky road for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to navigate over the course of the last few years with the youngster being unable to really break into Arsenal’s first team squad. As a result, he went out on loan to West Bromwich Albion to get some first team experience – but it hasn’t been enough for him to secure a place in England’s squad for this summer’s European Championship.

During an interview with The Telegraph, Maitland-Niles was more than happy to go into detail about where his head is at heading into the summer.

Maitland-Niles on Arsenal sale list 0

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly made a list, consisting of 12 names, for whose services they will be considering offers this summer. Most of those names remain in the domain of guesswork as far as public knowledge goes, but The Telegraph claim that one of them is Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The 23-year-old is a product of the club’s Academy, and since earning first-team promotion, most of his 121 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal have been out wide, on either flank as need commanded. However, the player himself prefers a role in centre midfield, and that’s where he’s mostly been playing through his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion this season.

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