Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett has claimed that the Baggies are leading the chase the sign the midfielder. They are looking to get him on loan till the end of the season, and the player likes the idea as well, as he believes he will be able to play in his favoured midfield position.
#wba leading the chase for #afc midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. A number of other Prem clubs interested, but Albion favourites to land him on loan til end of season. AMN keen on the idea because would get to play in favoured midfield position, and get more game time for Euros.
Maitland-Niles has struggled for regular game time at Arsenal after Mikel Arteta reverted to a four-man defence.
The likes of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are the club’s first-choice right and left-back, while Cedric Soares has jumped ahead of him in the pecking order.
At West Brom, he will not only get to play regularly but also likely to be used in midfield. The move makes perfect sense for the Baggies who are currently second bottom of the Premier League and are facing a real fight to prevent relegation.