Arsenal are reconsidering their plans to let Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave this summer, despite interest from multiple Premier League clubs.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Neco Williams of Liverpool and Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal battle for the ball during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Neco Williams and Ainsley Maitland-Niles battle for the ball on August 29, 2020. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are ‘ready to reconsider’ their plans to sell Maitland-Niles. They’re aware of interest from the likes of Wolves, Newcastle United and Brighton, but see the 23-year-old emerging as a key player at his current club.

Mikel Arteta reportedly wants the player to stay and the club could even look at offering him a new contract. Maitland-Niles’ current deal lasts until 2023.

The Mirror add that the player’s recent performances at Wembley are inspiring this turnaround. In three big games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, Maitland-Niles has shown his worth to the side.

The outlet claim the player is now purely focusing on Arsenal. He’s planning to ignore transfer talk and concentrate on nailing down a spot in the team.

Given the impact he’s having at the club right now, that’s a positive. With Gabriel Magalhaes in quarantine waiting for his move to go through, Arsenal are likely to start the season with Kieran Tierney at left-centre-back and Maitland-Niles on the left.

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