Everton will make a fresh attempt to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles in January.
The Merseyside club wanted to sign the 24-year old utility player in the summer, but their terms were not acceptable to the Gunners, because they initially proposed a two-year loan deal.
Frustrated at being denied a move, Maitland-Niles posted his feelings on Instagram, much of the fury of the Gunners but, after clear the air talks with Mikel Arteta he has since been integrated back into the first-team squad at the Emirates.
He started the League cup tie against Wimbledon, and has come off the bench several times, including in the North London derby win against Tottenham on Sunday.
Despite that, a move to Everton remains on the cards for the right price because they can offer him regular first-team football in his preferred position of midfield, whilst at Arsenal he must compete for a starting spot with Thomas Partey, Grant Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Mohamed Elneny.
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