Ainsley Maitland-Niles might nonetheless go away Arsenal earlier than deadline day after he launched an assault on the membership on social media. “All I wanna do is go the place I’m needed and the place I’m gonna play @arsenal,” the 24-year-old wrote on Instagram. Maitland-Niles spent the second half of final season on mortgage at West Bromwich Albion however returned to the Emirates in the summertime. On Monday, it emerged that Everton have been eager to signal him – additionally on a non permanent foundation – however that method has seemingly been rejected. Read More Arsenal’s capitulation in opposition to Man City confirmed Mikel Arteta is powerless to halt the membership’s decline The right-back has not began a Premier League recreation this season and has made only one substitute look. That had attracted Rafael Benitez’s curiosity after Toffees goal Denzel Dumfries – one of many stars of the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 marketing campaign – moved to Inter Milan. In flip, Arsenal have been linked with Norwich’s Max Aarons and Maitland-Niles’ potential departure might rely upon the success of that pursuit. Mikel Arteta’s reign was introduced beneath even harsher scrutiny following the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. The glimmers of hope have gotten more and more sporadic, however among the many brightest have been Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe – two academy graduates who’ve pressured their manner into the senior workforce and within the case of the previous, even the England set-up. Those avenues look closed for Maitland-Niles, simply as they did for Joe Willock earlier than his transfer to Newcastle United. Willock impressed for the Magpies on mortgage, scoring eight targets, however his transfer was made everlasting earlier this month. In each division, Arsenal have confronted cutbacks. In June, the membership closed its Women’s Development Programme, affecting lots of of ladies aged between seven and 15. There is much less laborious proof concerning the boys’ academy, however with a few exceptions – notably Saka and Smith Rowe – there was a noticeable decline from a set-up which once nurtured Tony Adams and Andy Cole, extra lately Serge Gnabry and Cesc Fabregas. Eddie Nketiah additionally faces an unsure future and will be a part of Crystal Palace earlier than 31 August. Meanwhile, Arteta has resorted to spending large on the likes of Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale, with the trio costing in extra of £100m mixed. “I query myself”, the Gunners boss admitted after one other damning efficiency on the Etihad. It is unclear, after all, simply how a lot authority Arteta workouts over his facet’s switch coverage however there may be little doubt within the minds of gamers like Matiland-Niles and Willock that he doesn’t see them as the reply to Arsenal’s issues.