Done Deal: Versatile Midfielder Will Wear No.15 Shirt at Arsenal

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Arsenal have announced that Academy product Ainsley Maitland-Niles has signed a long-term deal with the London club.

The 20-year-old midfielder who made 28 appearances for the North London club during the 2017-18 season, the Gunners youngster has also been handed the no.15 shirt for the next season.

Maitland-Niles has played at the left-back position, left midfield and central midfield since making a debut for his club and after a breakthrough season into the first team, and his future now at Emirates Stadium has been secure.

“Ainsley Maitland-Niles has signed a long-term contract extension with the club,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website.

“Joining our academy at the age of nine, he enjoyed another successful season, regularly featuring for the first team in 2017/18. He made 28 appearances during the campaign at wing-back or full-back and in midfield.”

Maitland-Niles appeared in 15 of the Gunners 38 Premier League games during the 2017-18 season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been on the verge of signing a contract extension with the North London club with his current deal set to expire next season.