Arsenal Star, Maitland Niles have demanded clarity on his future from Mikel Arteta after admitting that there haven’t been contact with him and the Spaniard.
The 23-year-old just concluded a loan spell with West Brom after securing a transfer during the January window to play in his preferred position.
Maitland Niles received credit for his performances despite the relegation of the Baggies, he stood out in a central midfield role and put up an impressive display throughout his loan deal.
“If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they’d like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way,” He said.
“They can tell me whether they’ve got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me.
“I’ve heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money so I’m not sure.
“I want a decision. I want some clarity. And then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with.
Whether that is finding a new club or whether that is carrying on with my training.
“I would like some kind of indication of what is happening.”
Niles also admitted that he would be willing to “kiss Arsenal goodbye” if the Gunners wish to sell him.
“Where they [Arsenal] see me. If it works out it works out, if it doesn’t then kiss Arsenal goodbye,” he added.
“It’s been a long journey but a proud one at that.
“Maybe they still want to do something and things could change.
“If not, there’s always other teams. It would be easier to do it now than waiting for pre-season to kick in and everything is super busy.
And they can’t answer their phones because they are doing too much work.
“You know how the football world works.”
With players set to report for pre-season training next month, Maitland-Niles will surely get some clarity on his future.
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