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Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to leave Arsenal?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to leave Arsenal?
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Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be heading for the exit door at the Emirates after falling out of favour in North London, according to a report.

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles is reportedly set to leave the Emirates as part of a summer overhaul by Mikel Arteta.

The Englishman fell out of favour prior to the coronavirus-enforced suspension, with the likes of Hector Bellerin and Sokratis preferred to Maitland-Niles in the right-back spot at Arsenal.

As a result, the 22-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates recently, with AC Milan having been previously credited with an interest in the defender.

According to The Athletic, Maitland-Niles will likely be heading for the exit door at the Emirates after being axed by Arteta over behavioural concerns.

The former England Under-21 international was supposedly dropped after turning up late to training on several occasions, and the report claims that Arteta will be forced to sell players in order to raise funds for an overhaul amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Maitland-Niles has made 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners this term, but was not in the squad for Arsenal's last four games before the league's postponement.


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