Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ready to push for a loan this month to increase his chances of making the England squad for Euro 2020. The mirror Reports.
The 23-year-old is a central midfielder by profession, but has usually played for the Gunners in the position of full-back or full-back.
Maitland-Niles was the subject of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ interest last summer but the Gunners put a brake on their approach to keeping him.
At the time, it seemed like a great decision by the club as Maitland-Niles played a key role in the club’s FA Cup winning run.
He has since been limited to just 485 minutes of Premier League football and is now set to keep an eye on a temporary move elsewhere.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta recently returned to a traditional four-man defense which cut Maitland-Niles’ playing time shorter.
Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are the undisputed picks for left and right back positions when fit and available.
Additionally, Cedric Soares jumped in the pecking order in front of Maitland-Niles and has recently impressed from both positions.
Maitland-Niles made his way into Gareth Southgate’s three-lions squad with his tireless and consistent performance and needed game time to assert his claim to the Euro 2020 selection.
Wolves were in advanced negotiations to land him before the Gunners made the deal. You can rekindle your interest this month due to the versatile qualities of the player.
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