Some Arsenal fans have come up with the perfect transfer plan amid reports linking Ainsley Maitland-Niles with a loan move to Southampton.
The Gunners’ main priorities this month has been to trim down the numbers in Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad, and they have successfully managed that with no less than five departures.
Sead Kolasinac and William Saliba joined Schalke and Nice respectively on loan at the beginning of the month, while Matt Macey sealed a move to Scottish side Hibernian.
Sokratis and Mesut Ozil have since been added to Arsenal’s list of January departures with both players agreeing to a contract termination in order to join Olympiacos and Fenerbahce respectively..
And there’s talk that Maitland-Niles will be next to leave.
The 23-year-old has not been a regular under Arteta this season, with his last appearance coming against Crystal Palace where he struggled at left-back in a goalless draw.