#DeadlineDay: Ainsley Maitland-Niles joins West Brom from Arsenal

#DeadlineDay: Ainsley Maitland-Niles joins West Brom from Arsenal

Arsenal made two deadline day transfers with midfielder Joe Willock joining Newcastle for the rest of the season on loan, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles headed to West Brom will spend the rest of the 2020/21 campaign at West Brom.

Newcastle could do with a player that can play in midfield and as a full-back right now, and landing Maitland-Niles would be a huge move.

The Magpies are keen to bring the England worldwide to St. James' Park on loan for the rest of the season, but they are not the only ones interested in recruiting his services.

Newcastle had also expressed an interest in the player, though are working on a deal to sign Joe Willock from Arsenal and Premier League rules state a club can not loan more than one player from the same team.

Arsenal are understood to be open to allowing the German to leave with just six months remaining on his contract, in a similar agreement to those that saw Sokratis and Mesut Ozil exit earlier this month.

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"He will be working at a very good club in the Premier League and we all wish him the best of luck during his time at the Hawthorns".

The 23-year-old has played a bit part role under Mikel Arteta so far this season, only registering five starts in the Premier League.

Maitland-Niles is desperate to remain a regular member of Gareth Southgate's England squad ahead of the rearranged Euros this summer, having made his global bow in September against Denmark.

"Joe is a young player with great ability who is progressing very well and we are happy with his continued development", Arteta said of the England Under-21 worldwide. At the moment, he isn't the first choice in any position, with Arteta mostly using him as an emergency option wherever he needs to.

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