Ainsley Maitland-Niles is now happy to stay at Arsenal.
The 24-year old was heavily linked with a move away from the club in the summer, and was set for a deadline day switch to Everton, until it was blocked at the last minute,
He then express his displeasure on social media before clear the air talks were held with manager Mikel Arteta.
However, he has since been given a number of first team opportunities in his preferred position of midfield and started on Sunday ion lace of the injured Thomas Partey, with many commentators making him man of the match.
And that seems to have convinced him that he does have a future at the club, which he joined at the age of six, commenting “I am just thinking about the future and what’s ahead of me. It was great to be out there today, getting my minutes, and hopefully there is more to come.’
With Partey likely to miss the end of December and much of January at the African Cup of Nations, Maitland-Niles can look forward to more first-team involvement over the next few months.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.