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Maitland-Niles prepared to 'kiss Arsenal goodbye' after West Brom loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles admits it could be time to 'kiss Arsenal goodbye'.

The Gunners academy graduate enjoyed a successful short term loan at West Bromwich Albion.

And having returned to the Emirates, Maitland-Niles is seeking clarity around his future.

"I want a decision," Maitland-Niles told The Telegraph.

"I want some clarity and then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with. Whether that is finding a new club or whether that is carrying on with my training. I would like some kind of indication of what is happening. Where they [Arsenal] see me. If it works out it works out, if it doesn't then kiss Arsenal goodbye.

"It's been a long journey but a proud one at that. Maybe they still want to do something and things could change. If not, there's always other teams.

"It would be easier to do it now than waiting for pre-season to kick in and everything is super busy and they can't answer their phones because they are doing too much work. You know how the football world works.

"If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they'd like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way.

"They can tell me whether they've got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me. I've heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money so I'm not sure."


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