The AS Roma boss has long been a sworn enemy of Arsenal and is likely to upset them once again after reports emerged that he had been overwhelmed by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
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The Gunners Academy graduate joined with By Jose Mourinho was on loan at the start of the January transfer window but has failed to make an impression so far.
Maitland-Niles’ performance was so disappointing that Mourinho has begun looking for a replacement right-back and is rumored to have identified. Of Barcelona Sergino Dest.
After Arsenal reportedly turned down a loan offer from a colleague Premier League beside EvertonMaitland-Niles has arrived Instagram to release fans an update that read: “All I want to do is go where I want to be and where I’m going to play.”
He finally got his wish with a move to Rome, but things didn’t go as he expected and the Italian exit Calciomercato reports that the club will not be looking to let him stay permanently at the end of the current campaign.
The figure reportedly inserted into the Maitland-Niles option buy-out is believed to be in the £8-12m range, although Arsenal are now likely to get nothing unless he turns the tables.
Arteta has always publicly praised the versatile player, but the Spaniard has failed to translate those praises into the currency Maitland-Niles values most – game time.
After giving him a rare Premier League game at home to WatfordArteta wanted to create a lyrical wax figure when he was only 24 years old.
“First of all, I see another player in terms of his urgency, commitment, clarity of play and purpose,” the Gunners boss explained.
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“Since we made the decision, it’s clear to me that I want him to stay, because he will be useful.
“He’s got a huge talent because he’s versatile enough to adapt to almost any position on the pitch. Today we took advantage of him to do what he has to do in the game, it’s real. importance.”
Curiously, the home clash with the Hornets will be the final start for the Gunners before the loan switch.
He was available to choose for nine other Arsenal games before leaving temporarily, but the best he could get was coming off the bench in the 37th minute of a grueling 4- 0 in Liverpool.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/maitland-niles-mourinho-roma-arsenal-26293756 Jose Mourinho decided to cost Arsenal millions in transfer wind