Arsenal manager Arteta has confirmed that the Gunners will be scouring the January transfer market for the other midfielder after agreeing to let England player Ainsley Maitland-Niles watch the rest of the season on loan in Roma.
A little about Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ainsley Maitland-Niles departs from Emirates Stadium and contacts Abraham and Mourinho in the Italian capital after finding regular playing time difficult to travel to north London. An Arsenal manager can appreciate why Ainsley Maitland-Niles wants to move on, but, with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny at the Africa Cup of Nations, admits he is being left with the light in an important area of the pitch.
What did Arteta say about Maitland-Niles?
Discussing whether the Gunners will seek solutions to these issues in the winter after agreeing to part ways with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mikel Arteta said they are very, very short for now. But to be fair to the player, that might not be the only argument to try to keep the player – and the player who was developed and raised through their academy.
According to Mikel Arteta, a player who has been patient in many moments and tried to fulfill his dream. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was very right with Arteta and Mikel understood the situation and they think this is a good option. Obviously they are going to move and they are going to look for options because they are so short.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta added, agreeing to put home talent into Serie A, that Ainsley Maitland-Niles had come to him and explained why he thought the best thing for him in his career was to retire right now. The Gunners’ boss also said that Ainsley Maitland-Niles felt the opportunity to travel to Rome and the work with Mourinho was good. To be fair with the number of minutes Ainsley played, he was entitled to this opportunity. they wish him all the best.