Arsenal boss Arteta provides an update on Ainsley Maintland-Niles and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.



Arteta's update on Maintland-Niles, Aubameyang, and Ceballos.


Arsenal head-coach Mikel Arteta has responded to reports linking Ainsley Maintland-Niles with a move away from the Emirates this summer.


The Gunners versatile defender has been linked with Wolves, who believe the 22-year-old will be a brilliant addition to their side.


According to Sky Sports, Wolverhampton Wanderers had an opening offer of £15m for the player rejected by the North London club.


Speaking in his press conference ahead of their Community Shield clash against Premier League champions Liverpool on Saturday, Arteta said: "I've been reading news about our players so it’s not bad that others want them. I really like him as a player and played him in the big games towards the end of the season. That’s where we are with the player.


"I’m always open to listen to what the players feeling. I then give them my opinion. If we have the right understanding we move forwards together. If there’s something not working we need to find the right decision for club and player."


The Spaniard confirmed that he spoke with Dani Ceballos over a possible return Arsenal next term.


"We saw how capable he was at the end of last season," he added.


On Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future at the club, Arteta told Sky Sports: “I keep being positive, we have held some really good talks with him. I’m pretty confident we will find an agreement soon, that’s my feeling.


"He (Aubameyang) should be very happy he should be able to stay at the club for a very long time and I think people will be delighted with that news."



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