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Roma set to sign Arsenal midfielder on loan

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to complete a loan move to Roma for the remainder of the season.

The 24-year-old midfielder will travel to Italy for a medical after the Gunners agreed a deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.

The England international has made just 11 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side but has only started two Premier League games.

In August, Maitland-Niles voiced his frustration about the lack of playing time he has received at Arsenal via social media:

“All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play.”

Everton were hopeful of sealing a deal for the midfielder during the summer after he spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, but Arsenal did not want to let him leave.

It remains to be seen whether Arteta will look for a replacement for Maitland-Niles this month with Thomas Partey at the AFCON.

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