23-Year-Old Arsenal Star Will Complete Ongoing Season At PL Rivals
West Brom have boosted their hopes of PL survival by signing versatile youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan from Arsenal….23-Year-Old Arsenal Star Will Complete Ongoing Season At PL Rivals
They are mired in trouble, currently second from bottom in the standings with only two wins to their name.
However, West Brom manager Sam Allardyce has talked positively about extricating the team from its slump and he has been backed in the transfer market by the club’s board.
Boss has brought in experienced heads Mbaye Diagne, Robert Snodgrass and Andy Lonergan to strengthen attack, midfield and goalkeeper respectively.
Turkish holding midfielder Okay Yokuslu has joined on a temporary basis from Celta Vigo, and Ainsley capped off a positive deadline day for the club when joining on loan from Arsenal.
He can operate in a couple of positions in defence and midfield, meaning Sam has done some excellent business as the Englishman plots a way out of trouble for West Brom.
The 23-year-old star was courted by Southampton, but Ainsley has elected for a relegation scrap and it could be that regular game time at the Hawthorns was dangled in front of him by Sam.
While Allardyce has been active in signing players for the club, it’s been the opposite at the Emirates.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta made it clear he was interested in sweeping the decks at the Emirates and he has moved a number of players on.
Playmaker Mesut Ozil was the high profile departure from the club in January, joining Fenerbahce on loan, but defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos switched to Olympiakos after being released from his Arsenal contract.
It was a similar story with fellow defender Shkodran Mustafi departing for Schalke, while William Saliba, Matt Smith, Zach Medley, Joe Willock and Sead Kolasinac have left on loan.