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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.

Transfers: Deadline Day deals 0

Posted on February 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a relatively busy January transfer window at the Emirates. Left-back Sead Kolasinac rejoined Schalke 04 on loan, the contract of Mesut Ozil was terminated and the Germany finally left to join Turkish side Fenerbahce, centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos also had his deal terminated, while Arsenal brought in attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan for the rest of the season. That all happened earlier, but here’s what was done on Deadline Day.

Transfer talk: Torreira, Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

AS Monaco are interested in signing Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira on loan for the second half of the season, according to Sky Sports.

The midfielder is already temporarily away from the Emirates, on a season-long stint with Atletico Madrid, but having had only two La Liga starts for far, Arsenal are concerned about his welfare in the Spanish capital.

Technical director Edu recently voiced those concerns.

“Arsenal is concerned about Torreira, his happiness, that he plays and that he is well. We want to know about him how he feels and, later, of course, know what Atletico thinks.

Atletico Madrid want Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on December 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal in January and they’re preparing a bid to test Arsenal’s resolve, according to Sky Sports.

Apparently, the Spanish club have been monitoring the progress of the 23-year-old wide man for the past 12 months, aiming to sign a player to cover their right defensive flank for years to come. They may have been eyeing a summer swoop, but their need has become quite urgent in the last few days as Kieran Trippier, the former Tottenham Hotspur man, picked up a 10-week ban worldwide for several accounts of betting rules violation.

Newcastle lead Holding loan race 0

Posted on September 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Newcastle United lead the race to sign Rob Holding on loan from Arsenal, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

Holding has been playing very well since head coach Mikel Arteta started giving him a chance in his back-three system due to the injury suffered by Shkodran Mustafi. Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers have also been out for a while. Holding’s contribution was particularly notable in Arsenal’s triumph over Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield, when he repeatedly thwarted the attacking efforts of Sadio Mane.

Arteta’s pre-Liverpool press conference – Willian, Aubameyang, Gabriel, and more 0

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal, as the FA Cup winners, are set to face Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday, and head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the match, providing some updates on the likes of Willian, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and others.

First of all, the boss was asked about Willian adapting to new surroundings. The Brazilian winger will certainly need some time to absorb all the new stuff around him, but he undoubtedly possesses the right qualities to make it as an Arsenal player and help the team going forward. The coach is obviously impressed with the attitude of the 32-year-old, who, having won a lot in his career, is still hungry for more.

Arsenal reject Wolves opening bid for Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have rejected a bid of £15 million from Wolverhampton Wanderers for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to several sources.

The 22-year-old is contracted to Arsenal for three more years, but his services are apparently deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Mikel Arteta. The club are consequently open to offers as they seek to raise funds for further incoming transfers, following the arrival of 32-year-old winger Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer. Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes is reportedly set to come in as well, for a fee set at €30m (£27m). Arsenal’s reported desire to sign midfielders Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid or Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona will likely depend on the willingness of either club to accept the services of Matteo Guendouzi as part of the deal.

Wolves close in on Maitland-Niles signing 0

Posted on August 25, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The summer transfer window has already been pretty hectic with clubs up and down the Premier League bringing players in and selling players out in equal measure. Arsenal have been no different, and while there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the prospects that Mikel Arteta wants to bring into the fold at the Emirates, you also have to question some of his outgoings.

One of the biggest, allegedly, is going to be Ainsley Maitland-Niles. At the age of just 22, the youngster has been heavily linked with a move to fellow top flight club Wolverhampton Wanderers. It doesn’t appear as if the deal has been signed, sealed and delivered just yet, but Nuno Espirito Santo does seem to be closing in on his man.

Three-way race for Maitland-Niles on the horizon? 0

Posted on August 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by Sky Sports, three clubs are currently preparing offers they intent to send Arsenal’s way for the services of Ainsley Maitlan-Niles.

The news that the 22-year-old is contemplating Arsenal departure was first broken by the ever-reliable David Ornstein for The Athletic in mid-July. The respected journalist wrote that the player was unhappy with a lack of game-time, though head coach Mikel Arteta has given him a fair amount of minutes since then, taking the number of his appearances in the 2019/20 season to a total of 32 in all competitions.

Brighton interested in Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

As recently revealed by David Ornstein of The Athletic, the 22-year-old versatile wide man has decided his future development would be best served away from the Emirates and wants to leave the club, feeling that other academy graduates have overtaken him on the path of regular first-team members.

Having made a 14-minute cameo in the win against Premier League champions Liverpool and started the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City last week, his appearance tally in all competitions in the Arsenal shirt stands at 98, mostly at right-back or right wing-back, with three goals and five assists. This season he has racked up 21 starts and 10 inclusions off the bench.

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