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Arsenal to offload academy graduate?

Arsenal to offload academy graduate?

Maitland-Niles up for sale

Arsenal are reportedly open to parting ways with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has fallen out-of-favour under manager Mikel Arteta.

The 22-year-old has made 23 appearances for the Gunners this term but he has earned less than 10 minutes of playing time in the previous nine games for the club.

His complaints over playing out of position at right-back appear to have angered Arteta and there have also been claims that he has been reporting late for training.

According to Todofichajes, the Gunners graduate does not feature in the first-team plans of Arteta and he could be free to head through the exit door in the summer.

Everton and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on his situation while there is also said to be high-profile interest from Manchester City, who are impressed with the Englishman's ability to play in multiple positions.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have yet to negotiate a new contract with Bukayo Saka. There are fears that he could leave the club this summer with his current deal due to expire at the end of next season.