Maitland-Niles is set to leave Arsenal

Maitland-Niles confirms Arsenal exit after a DECADE having not spoken to club

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES has confirmed that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old, who is currently on loan at Southampton, fell down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium last season.


Maitland-Niles is set to leave ArsenalCredit: Getty

And now he has confirmed that he will leave north London when his contract expires in June.

Matiland-Niles told The Athletic: “It’s been a great journey but it has come to an end now (at Arsenal). It’s time for a fresh start and to find a new home. I’m looking forward to that but, at the same time, my head’s not quite there yet and it’s all about what’s happening now with Southampton.

“I’m just fully focused on trying to help us stay up and stay positive on a day-to-day basis and win games. When the time gets closer towards the end of the season, I’ll have something else to think about. But right now, I’m just focused on football and the task at hand.

“Southampton is a great club to be at and progress and get some minutes under my belt. Of course, if they were to make an offer, I’ll be more than happy to stay.”

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