Ainsley Maitland-Niles posted an awkward, but earnest, plea for Arsenal to let him move to Everton. As a result, the Gunners have now banned him from participation in their training sessions. Meanwhile, Hector Bellerin is planning to leave the club after nearly a decade with them. So, among other Arsenal football transfers, Bellerin may leave and Maitland-Niles wants to, too, in more misfortune for the Gunners.
Arsenal Football Transfers – Bellerin May Leave and Maitland-Niles Wants to
Bellerin Is Preparing to Leave Arsenal
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is close to joining Real Betis on loan with a buyout option.
The 26-year-old right-back has reportedly even completed his medical in Sevilla. The Spaniard is thus very likely to leave after 8 years at the club.
In fact, the matter is so far gone that Takehiro Tomiyasu will most likely be Bellerin’s successor at Arsenal.
The London club have already agreed the transfer of the 22-year-old player from Bologna for a fee worth 23 million euros.
But the Japanese has yet to agree personal terms and Tomiyasu also need to undergo his medical soon.
Maitland-Niles Is Banned from Arsenal Training
Arsenal has informed Ainsley Maitland-Niles that he will not be training with the first team.
After publicly expressing his displeasure at having his move to Everton blocked, Maitland-Niles has gotten himself banned from Arsenal training.
Since Mikel Arteta took over as the manager for Arsenal, the player has made only a few appearances for Arsenal. Indeed, he has spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom.
Then, earlier this week, the Toffees made a season-long loan offer with an option to buy for Maitland-Niles.
But the Gunners have yet to respond to Everton’s offer, which the two parties made public on Sunday.
And this has irritated Maitland-Niles, who has recently taken to Instagram to express his displeasure.
“All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play,” he wrote, accompanied by three crying faces.
In the aftermath of this, Arsenal are furious that Maitland-Niles has made the situation public.
So, they have told him to stay away from first-team training, according to the Mirror. It’s unclear what the club hopes to achieve by doing this.
Regardless, now at this point, it makes sense for both parties to simply go their separate ways.
Maitland-Niles remains optimistic that Arsenal will allow him to leave for Everton before the deadline.
In fact, he even plans to inform Arteta of his desire to leave during a meeting on Tuesday morning.