Arsenal have confirmed that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will spend next season on loan at Championship side Ipswich Town.
The England under-18 international made his Arsenal debut against Galatasaray in last season’s Champions League and has been tipped for a bright future at the Emirates after switching position from winger to midfielder.
He heads to Portman Road looking to gain further senior experience and with the hope of helping Mick McCarthy’s side bounce back from last season’s play-off disappointment when they lost over two legs to local rivals Norwich City.
Towards the end of last season Maitland-Niles found himself in the headlines following an unsavoury incident involving his mother. The teenager was given the full backing of Arsene Wenger who insisted his behaviour had been nothing but exemplary.
Good luck to Ainsley at Ipswich Town. And spare a thought for @ArsenalGent who already this week has bid farewell to Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.