Arsenal have renewed the contract of one of their highly-rated midfielders Maitland-Nile, according to the club’s official page.
The Gunners board of directors only release £50m to Unai Emery to purchase the players he trusts would help him succeed at North London.
With the way players are becoming too expensive in the modern-day football, £50m is never going to be sufficient for the Spanish manager to purchase all the players he wanted.
As a way of preventing spending much on reinforcing his midfield position, Emery has awarded a new five-year contract for their versatile young midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Nile.
The 20-year-old was promoted to the club’s first-team squad by Arsene Wenger during last season and the player repaid the Frenchman’s trust with impressive performances, though, he showed some signs of nervousness while playing against big names.
During his debut season a first-team player at the Emirates stadium, the England international appeared in different positions including the right-back, left-back, right wing-back and also left wing-back.
However, his preferred position is in the middle of the pitch. With the Gunners struggling to keep Jack Wilshere with the club beyond this summer, Maitland-Nile could be a regular starter in Unai Emery’s team in the 2018-19 season. He is expected to put on jersey number 15 next season.