Everton target begs for Arsenal exit before transfer deadline | Shoot


Arsenal’s season has started abysmally, with Mikel Arteta’s side heading into the first international break sitting rock bottom of the Premier League table after three games. 

The Gunners succumbed to 2-0 defeats to both Brentford and Chelsea, before an even more humbling 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday.

Now, it appears that one of the club’s players is looking to force a move away from the club.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has spent almost two decades with the North London side, has taken to social media to vent his frustrations at not being allowed to leave the club.

The 24-year-old posted an Instagram story, with the caption “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play” before tagging Arsenal’s official account in the post.

The England international has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, most heavily Everton, but a move is yet to materialise.

Maitland-Niles was sent on loan to West Bromwich Albion last season, but has since returned to the Emirates and has played less than 20 minutes in the league for the club this season.

Maitland-Niles has struggled for regular game time for Arsenal. 

Sky Sports is reporting that the versatile player has been told by his current employers that they want him to stay and fight for his place in the team.

Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares have both been preferred to Maitland-Niles at right-back this season.

Everton have been heavily linked with the player indecent days, and it is believed that the Toffees are interested in the player, who can play as a full-back, winger or midfielder.

It’s thought that the Merseyside club are in the market for a right-back as Seamus Coleman is the club’s only current candidate, with Jonjoe Kenny currently available for transfer.

Sky Sports have also reported that the player wants to join Everton because he wants to ‘play for his club team and his focus is on winning a place for England in the World Cup squad’.


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