With just over 24 hours remaining of the summer transfer window, the future of Ainsley Maitland-Niles is still yet to be decided.
The 24-year-old, who has just under two years remaining on his contract with the Gunners, is in talks with Everton over a season-long loan deal, according to The Athletic.
Maitland-Niles has since taken to Instagram to share his frustration with his current situation at the Emirates Stadium.
He said on his Instagram story: “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play,” accompanied by three crying face emojis and tagging @arsenal into it.
The England international has made just one appearance from the opening three games of the 2021/22 season, and is said to be determined to seal a move away from north London.
Arsenal supporters, taking to Twitter, have been reacting to Maitland-Niles’ story and have shared their sympathy for him.
Maitland-Niles has previously flirted at the idea of leaving the Gunners on a permanent basis, after spending the second half of last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
“I want a decision,” Maitland-Niles told The Telegraph earlier in the summer. “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. Where they [Arsenal] see me.
“If it works out it works out, if it doesn’t then kiss Arsenal goodbye.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
Source by Football London