Maitland-Niles has impressed for Arsenal in the Europa League, and West Brom, Newcastle and Swansea could all benefit from his talents.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his first Premier League start of the season for Arsenal in the 0-0 draw against West Ham United.
The 20-year-old shone on a dull night at the London Stadium as Arsenal slipped to seventh in the Premier League.
The former Ipswich loanee has been a regular in the Europa League and again, he’s performed well. A number of clubs will be willing to take him on loan in January which could benefit both him and Arsenal in the future.
Here are three Premier League clubs who should try and bring him in:
Maitland-Niles’ versatility has been useful to Arsene Wenger. His natural position is a winger but he can also play at full-back or in the middle.
Newcastle are desperate for reinforcements and the England under 21 international can improve the Toon in a number of areas. They’ve had problems at left-back as Paul Dummett has been injured while Javier Manquillo has been poor since arriving in the summer.
Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy haven’t scored this season so Maitland-Niles can provide Rafael Benitez another option out wide. He’s a brave and positive player and will be willing to take risks which Newcastle have been missing in attack.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion have also struggled for goals this term. Only Swansea City have scored fewer goals this season and Alan Pardew will be looking to add more firepower to his Baggies side.
Albion’s team is lacking youthful vigour and pace. Their quicker players Matt Phillips and Oliver Burke have struggled for form and fitness respectively and Maitland-Niles can bring speed from wide positions. Pardew will want to make his team more expansive and the Arsenal man would be the ideal kind of player to bring in to do that.
Swansea City need more depth and creativity if they want to stay in the Premier League. They’ve scored just nine goals this season and need more impact from their midfielders.
Luciano Narsingh has been a disappointment since he joined from PSV Eindhoven last season and the Sun report he may be off to Fenerbahce next month. The likes of Sam Clucas and Jordan Ayew have played out wide although it’s not their natural position so Maitland-Niles arriving could allow them to play in their preferred roles.
Martin Olsson is their only recognised left back so Maitland-Niles would also provide cover for him.