EPL: My time has come to an end – Arsenal midfielder leaves Arteta’s side

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Despite seeing his time at Arsenal come to an end, Ainsley Maitland-Niles admitted that he’ll always be a Gooner at heart, regardless of where his next move takes him.

Arsenal on Friday confirmed Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s departure from Mikel Arteta’s side following the expiration of his contract this month.

Speaking on his exit from Arsenal, Maitland-Niles told the club’s official website that his time at Emirates has come to an end, adding that he was happy to be part of the squad that won the FA Cup.

“Words can’t describe how I’m feeling to be honest, it’s been a very emotional journey. Having supported the club growing up and coming through the ranks, I can only be happy with what I’ve achieved since I’ve been here,” Maitland-Niles said.

“I’ve seen a lot of players come and go and played with a lot of fantastic players throughout my time here. Unfortunately, it has to come to an end, but I’ve been happy every single moment I’ve been here to play and work for this club.

“The trophy wins would probably be the best moments for me, obviously some of the domestic seasons weren’t so great but at least I got to win some trophies with the club that I love. The FA Cup final was a fantastic day that will always stick in my mind, and I was happy to be a part of the team that won it.”

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