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EPL: How Arteta might have convinced Arsenal board on this transfer decision

Timothy Aiyeku

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The Community Shield game has actually done a lot to help Mikel Arteta’s argument over the importance of Ainsley Maitland-Niles in his team ahead of the coming season.

It is understood that the board already told the Spanish boss that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will have to leave to be able to raise some funds for other summer deals.

The decision has not gone well with Mikel Arteta but he was left helpless at first as is keen to work with the versatile at the Emirates Stadium in the new project.

With his performance against EPL champions, Liverpool on Saturday, the Arsenal board will be convinced about Mikel Arteta’s argument and may have a change of heart as he helped the team to deliver a win.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles won the Man of The Match award in the game, telling how much he impressed and helped to limit the Premier League champions.

However, it is now expected that a new decision is made over Ainsley Maitland-Niles that will make him remain an Arsenal player until the coming season.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old is not interested in leaving the North London club as he insisted that he is an Arsenal player until he is told otherwise.

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