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