According to Kelvin Campbell Arteta will be going on a “charm offensive” to keep Maitland-Niles at Arsenal while Gunners are eager to retain the services of a versatile performer.
has found that those in Emirate Stadium tend to keep the English international who has been linked withWolves
This indicates thatArsenal
will leave the door in the summer.
had no place inArteta
’s plans because he had not been able to perform well and interest began to build in his services from afar.
The wolves were ready to invest heavily in the 26-year-old with a £20 million offer.
The former Arsenal striker said about a home-grown talent that wants to compete for the same spot currently occupied by big money signingThomas Partey
“I hear Mikel Arteta is trying to convince him to stay and sign a new contract because he is now an England international.
“Which clubs let England internationals go? You do not do that.
“He wants to play, of course, he wants to but we know football is a squad game. He wants to play in central midfield and they have just bought Partey to play there.
“Maitland-Niles is a good player but he is no Partey, that is for sure.
“He has a great engine on him, though, and can take a penalty because he is calm as a cucumber. He has loads of pluses going for him. He can fit in multiple positions and every team needs a utility man, and when your utility man is an international you need to keep him even more so.
“I can see Mikel Arteta going on the charm offensive to try and keep him at the football club.”