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Ainsley Maitland-Niles free to leave Arsenal

Arsenal have informed Ainsley Maitland-Niles that he is free to pursue a fresh challenge away during this summer's transfer window.

The 22-year-old has predominantly played in the full-back/wing-back positions during his Gunners career and recently impressed in their FA Cup final win.

Still, he does not have the assurance of regular playing time and that has seen him linked with a potential departure from the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta is keen to keep hold of him due to his versatility, but Maitland-Niles has been told by the board that he can leave the club if he wishes to.

Brighton & Hove Albion were recently linked with his services and it appears that Everton and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have entered the pursuit.

While it is highly unlikely that the Gunners will sanction his sale to Spurs, the other clubs could be afforded the chance to sign him for around £25m this summer.