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Ainsley Maitland news

Maitland-Niles to leave Arsenal this summer?

Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is reportedly attracting interest from numerous Premier League clubs ahead of the summer.

Maitland-Niles was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion in January, and he has since played every minute for the Baggies.

He is expected to return to the Gunners, but could be sold thereafter with the club aiming to recoup funds for a summer spending spree.

Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United are among the clubs keeping tabs on the Gunners graduate, as per The Mirror.

They could face competition from Southampton, Newcastle United and Leicester City, who were interested in him back in January.

Maitland-Niles has been with the Gunners since the age of six, and he has accumulated 121 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He has played as a full-back for the north London club, but sees his long-term future in the central midfield department.

The Gunners wanted him to join Southampton in January, but he rejected them as he wasn't keen on playing as a full-back.