Arsenal banishes top player from first team
Arsenal has banished star Ainsley Maitland-Niles from first-team training.
Before banishing the player, the Gunners blocked Ainsley’s hopes of joining Everton.
The England international had hoped to move to Everton, being desperate to play first-team football next season.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom and made it clear to the manager that he wanted to leave the club.
Arsenal rejected an offer from Everton and the Mirror claims the midfielder has since been told that he will not be training with the first team.
With the transfer window shutting on August 31st, the Gunners must decide whether to sanction the player’s departure or keep an unhappy player until at least January.
Rafa Benitex Everton could also reignite their interest in the player and it could be that the Gunners are looking for a permanent deal before allowing the 24-year-old to leave.
They had said on Instagram that he was “not wanted” at the Emirates and simply wanted to play first-team football elsewhere.
“All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play,’ wrote Maitland-Niles on Instagram.”