Brighton are reported to be considering Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles for a possible transfer in this summer transfer window.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was a part of the manager Mikel Arteta team in the just-concluded season but was not a regular because of the options available in his position.

He is, therefore, reported to be considering a move away from the North London outfit to secure more playing time elsewhere, a development that has alerted the South Coast club and they are now considering his option.

Despite his claim to seek regular playing time, it is unclear if the Spanish manager will let go of the former England u-21 midfielder because he has been pencilled down as part of the club’s future.

Brighton have been showing great ambition in this summer transfer window and wants to get a share from the Gunners. They are already on the verge of signing Adam Lallana on a free transfer from current Premier League champions and also moving for Dutch defender Joel Veltman.

Despite not being a regular at the Emirates Stadium, it is believed that the Gunners will not let Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave the club for a cheap fee because of his prospect of succeeding in the game.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.