"We are very, very short at the moment. But on a player this cannot be the only argument to keep a player. He was very straight with me and I understood the situation. We are going to move and we are going to look for options because we are very short there." Said Mikel Arteta on Arsenal official website.
Mikel Arteta further revealed that Maitland-Niles approached him and requested for his exit due to lack of enough playing time. Mikel Arteta allowed him to join the club of his choice despite the danger of lacking midfielders ahead.
Maitland-Niles will spend the rest of his season at As Roma under management of Jose Mourinho. Maitland-Niles expect to be accorded enough playing time at As Roma.
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