As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Arsenal manager Arteta: No regrets loaning Maitland-Niles to Roma

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has no qualms about sending Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Roma on loan.

The Gunners are dealing with selection headaches due to injuries and players testing positive for COVID-19.

As they prepare to take on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi final first leg at Anfield on Thursday, Arteta was asked if he had considered delaying Maitland-Niles' loan move.

He told reporters: "We talked about all the possibilities. When you are finalising a deal there are certain things that you cannot miss out if you want to complete that deal.

"Again, I said the interest of the player was that clear after what happened in the summer that we felt it was the right thing to do and it was a matter of over a day or two that we tried to do that.

"But as well you have to have the player in the right mindset to compete, knowing that he's going to leave in the next day.

"I don't think that we can make a decision that is going to have an impact in the next six, 18 months, just for a day or two, I don't think it's very logically."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free