Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes massive Instagram swipe at Arsenal as Everton bid rejected

Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes massive Instagram swipe at Arsenal as Everton bid rejected

Maitland-Niles attracts Everton interest

News broke this morning that Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles was garnering interest from fellow Premier League club Everton. The Merseyside outfit were thought to be offering an initial loan with a potential buy option at the end of the season.

Perhaps surprisingly, the loan was thought to be intended to provide cover at right-back for Rafa Benitez’s side, the very position he suggested he would not be willing to continue playing in for the Gunners.

However, as reported by Paul Joyce, Mikel Arteta and co. rejected the move for Maitland-Niles, allegedly because they wish for the 24-year-old to remain at the club this season.

Maitland-Niles takes overt swipe at Arsenal

In the aftermath of the deal breaking down, the player has since taken to Instagram to issue a plea for help. Writing on his instagram story, the midfielder said:

“All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play”

The latest developments add to the increasing feeling from outsiders looking in that Arsenal are clueless in the transfer window at present. Maitland-Niles, thought to be available for sale this summer, has now been denied the chance to depart the club, while simultaneously not having yet started a competitive match this season.

What will the next 24 hours hold for the midfielder?

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