Ainsley Maitland-Niles is keen to leave Arsenal on loan in the final days of the January transfer window, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
Maitland-Niles has struggled for game-time for Mikel Arteta’s men so far this term. He has only made five starts in the Premier League.
He was linked with the Emirates exit in the summer. The Guardian reported in August that he was close to making a £20 million move to Wolves.
Of course, a transfer would not take place. But it appears that a move could be on the cards before the upcoming deadline.
According to the Daily Mirror, Maitland-Niles would be open to leaving the Gunners on loan. And the report notes that Wolves could reignite their interest. It is suggested that several Premier League sides could also be alerted.
The Mirror claims that making England’s Euro 2020 squad could motivate Maitland-Niles to move elsewhere. And the report adds that Arsenal may consider loaning him out.
TBR View: Loan exit could be making of Maitland-Niles
This season has not played out how Maitland-Niles – who earns £35,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – may have expected given how he finished the last campaign. So perhaps, a loan exit could prove to be the making of the 23-year-old in North London.
He has shown that he has the quality to be a success at Arsenal in the future. Heading out on loan could represent his best chance of proving a point to Arteta.
If he can shine with a Premier League rival, Arteta surely cannot overlook him quite as much from next season.