Reports suggest that Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set for a loan move to Championship side Ipswich Town.
The 17 year old became the club’s second youngest player ever to feature in the Champions League when he came on as a substitute against Galatasaray last season, as well as making appearances against Newcastle and Hull in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.
Now it seems Arsene Wenger has decided a spell of regular football is the next step in his development.
The midfielder has become more involved with the first team over the last 12 months with Wenger saying, “Many times he’s been the whole week with me in training.”
He’s highly regarded at the club but it’s difficult to make any judgement on a player so young and one without a regular spell of first team football.
By all accounts a move is very close so good luck to him there when the new season kicks off.