Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined Southampton on a season-long loan.
The 25-year-old joined us when he was just six-years-old and progressed through the academy into the first team, making his debut in December 2014, just a couple of months after he signed his first professional contract with the club, aged 17.
The versatile England international was in the starting line-up for our FA Cup victory over Chelsea in 2020, and has also won the FA Community Shield twice with us, in 2017 and 2020.
Ainsley spent the second half of last season on loan with AS Roma, where he added to his personal honours, being part of the Italian side’s UEFA Europa Conference League winning squad.
Everyone at Arsenal wishes Ainsley all the best this coming season with Southampton.
The loan is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
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