Play me or let me go – Arsenal star Maitland, tells Arteta

Arsenal midfielder, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, has told the club manager, Mikel Arteta, to either play him next season or sell him this summer, Newspremises reports.

Maitland-Niles joined Arsenal as a youngster in 2003 and he made his professional debut for the Gunners at the end of 2014.

The 23-year-old was loaned to West Brom during the 2020/21 season after struggling for playing time under Arteta.

The England international had started just five times in the Premier League for Arteta’s side before he joined West Brom in the January transfer window.

Maitland-Niles has two years remaining on his current contract with Arsenal.

“If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they would like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way,“ Maitland-Niles told The Telegraph.

“They can tell me whether they have got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me.

“I have heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money, so I am not sure.

“I want a decision. I want some clarity. And then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with.“

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