Premier League: Sad tale of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Arsenal, all that happened after his Instagram post- Ainsley Maitland-Niles is dismissed from Arsenal first-team training after publicly complaining about Gunners blocking his deal to Everton. Sportsmail reported that Everton made a bid for the English player, but he was told by the Gunners rejected his bid. Maitland-Niles was tried at 2 positions as a right-back and a central midfielder and performed well at both of them. Now that Arsenal needs a right-back Maitland-Niles would have been the right switch for that position.
Earlier on Monday, Maitland-Niles had taken to Instagram to complain about the failed move, posting: ‘All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play @arsenal.‘
The 24-year-old is yet to start a match under Arteta this season with Callum Chambers and Cedric Soares playing ahead of him at right-back so far, with new left-sided defender Nuno Tavares used briefly at right-back as well this season.
After his move to Everton was blocked, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been told he won’t be training with the Arsenal first team. More @MirrorFootball
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) August 31, 2021
Premier League: Ainsley Maitland-Niles deals
During the last window, Arsenal blocked a possible move to Liverpool and Leicester before allowing Maitland-Niles to join relegation-threatened West Bromwich.
In the summer 2020 window, Arsenal refused to sanction a deal for Maitland-Niles to join Wolves. The situation with the English defender has gone from bad to worse now and Arsenal should resolve it quickly.
The transfer deadline day is today and all the deals will have to be completed before the 31st of August.