Ainsley Maitland-Niles joins Southampton on loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined Southampton on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

The 25-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Roma, had offers from Newcastle and Crystal Palace but has opted to head to St Mary’s to become Ralph Hasenhuttl’s seventh summer signing.

Before making the move, it is understood Maitland-Niles inked an extension to his current Arsenal contract, which had just 12 months left to run but will now expire in 2024.

Hasenhuttl said: “Ainsley is at a good point in his career, with a lot of experience already, but he is also still a player with…


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