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Arsenal fans react to Ainsley Maitland-Niles interview

A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after Ainsley Maitland-Niles made a big claim about his future in an interview with The Telegraph.

Maitland-Niles is one of the players the Gunners have a decision to make on this summer.

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He is set to return to the club following a loan spell at West Brom. However, while there were some impressive displays, the 23-year-old struggled to really prove a point to Mikel Arteta.

There have previously been suggestions that Arsenal could sell Maitland-Niles for £20 million this summer. And it has been claimed that a number of Premier League rivals are keen on the youngster.

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It remains to be seen what the future holds for Maitland-Niles. As it turns out, he still has little idea himself.

He shared that he would appreciate some clarity on the situation in the very near future – even if that means being told he will be sold.

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“If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they’d like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way,” he told The Telegraph.

“They can tell me whether they’ve got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me. I’ve heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money so I’m not sure.”

‘He deserves better’: Arsenal fans divided after Maitland-Niles interview

There seems to be divide amongst Arsenal fans following Maitland-Niles’s interview.

For some, they are angry at the club. They have insisted that Maitland-Niles being kept in the dark is not good enough.

Arteta has come in for some criticism.

But so has Maitland-Niles. Some have suggested that he could have been a key man at the Emirates had he been prepared to prioritise being a right-back.

With doubts over Hector Bellerin’s future, there may still be an opportunity for Maitland-Niles – who earns £35,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – to take that role. Some have implored the academy graduate to make the most of any chances that come his way in the coming weeks.

With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the interview…

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