Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles has confirmed his plans to depart the membership on a free switch this summer season.
The 25-year-old has struggled for enjoying time on the Emirates Stadium lately, going out on mortgage to Southampton this season, in addition to with Roma final yr and West Brom the season earlier than that.
It stays to be seen the place Maitland-Niles will go subsequent, however he’s confirmed to The Athletic that his time at Arsenal will probably be coming to an finish.
The report provides that Southampton had a clause to make Maitland-Niles’ mortgage transfer everlasting, however with AFC deciding to let him depart on the finish of his contract, that’s now not legitimate.
The participant himself, nonetheless, has admitted he’s centered on serving to Southampton survive, and that he’d be open to staying with the Saints in the event that they make him a suggestion.
“It’s been an incredible journey but it surely has come to an finish now (at Arsenal). It’s time for a recent begin and to discover a new house. I’m trying ahead to that however, on the similar time, my head’s not fairly there but and it’s all about what’s occurring now with Southampton,” he instructed The Athletic.
“I’m simply absolutely centered on attempting to assist us keep up and keep constructive on a day-to-day foundation and win video games. When the time will get nearer in the direction of the top of the season, I’ll have one thing else to consider. However proper now, I’m simply centered on soccer and the duty at hand.
“Southampton is a superb membership to be at and progress and get some minutes underneath my belt. After all, in the event that they have been to make a suggestion, I’ll be very happy to remain.”
Some Arsenal followers will probably be disillusioned to lose this first rate squad participant, who confirmed actual promise earlier in his profession and who would absolutely nonetheless have one thing to supply as a squad participant.