Report: Maitland-Niles banished from Arsenal training
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been banished from Arsenal first-team training, according to the Mirror.
What’s the story?
The midfielder had a loan offer from Everton yesterday, however, the Gunners rejected the move from the Toffees.
As a result, the player took to Instagram to vent his frustrations at Arsenal over their decision to keep him.
The Mirror claims the move worried Mikel Arteta who, alongside Edu, held a meeting with the player.
During a meeting with Arteta and Edu, it was decided Maitland-Niles will stay this season.
However, the whole debacle has taken a fresh twist today with the ace now allegedly banished from the senior squad.
The player will reportedly be training alone as a result of his actions on social media.
It has also emerged from the Athletic that Maitland-Niles will hold further talks over his future today.
Training news embarrassing for Arsenal
The news about Maitland-Niles being banished from first-team training is embarrassing for Arsenal if it is true.
It seems Arteta may be punishing the player for his actions on Instagram. However, if the Spaniard and the club had allowed him to move on, it would have saved all the embarrassment.
Instead, those in charge at the Emirates Stadium have deepened the club’s woes in the public eye.
To top it all off, when you compare Maitland-Niles to his competitors at right-back, he is head and shoulders above them all.
Not only has Arteta allegedly frozen out someone who wants to leave, he’s done it to one of his most talented youngsters.
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