Arsenal wants to give Ainsley Maitland-Niles a future in midfield, but does not seem to be closer. Can we really make the same mistake again? I like to believe in the power of positive thinking and, as a fan of Arsenal, it has served me well. It makes no sense to dwell on the negatives and what can go wrong, because this is just a miserable way of making life in general, including football. That said, although I positively want to think about this club and its handling of certain situations, I can not help but recognize that their track record of repeating the same frustrating mistakes is not all that good. Take for example the vein of selling players to direct rivals. It was not fun. Yet it kept happening, over and over again. I started with this prelude because I worry about Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The young man is a great athlete with a bright future, but wants to spend it as a midfielder, because this is his favorite position. In addition to Pain in the Arsenal, he was not given the chance to block that position because of how strong the Gunner midfield and, in turn, played a fullback with a wingback, both very effective. But in the meantime, he has not played his favorite position and now, at present, he is not getting closer. With the left situation in complete disorder, it is obvious that Maitland-Niles would be the only one to take a step into the sheepfold. It has more experience than any other option. And it will probably do pretty well with the position, which will require Unai Emery to want to use it more because it's what you do when something goes wrong – do more All the time, Maitland-Niles is getting closer to a future that does not he has exactly expressed interest while not approaching a future in midfield, to which he belongs. The parallel with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been raised earlier and I think it's time to get him back again. We can not really make the same mistake, can we? We can not really let it become so disenchanted by the club, like its counterpart now in Liverpool, that it goes away, right? Next: Arsenal vs. Manchester City Predicted Starting XI I'm talking to myself here. Of course we can not. It will be in midfield in no time. Problem solved.