Ainsley Maitland-Niles may be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer, with three clubs preparing to bid for him.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to raise money in order to fund the club's recruitment drive ahead of next season.

Despite making 32 appearances during an elongated 2019/20 campaign, Maitland-Niles could be among the players Arteta is willing to listen to offers for.

Maitland-Niles, who can play in midfield or defence - but told Sky Sportslast season that midfield was his preferred position - has been with Arsenal since the age of six, coming through the club's Hale End Academy.

He made his 100th appearance for Arsenal in the 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley earlier this month.

Maitland-Niles, who has represented England at youth level, has three years remaining on his contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Arteta: Maitland-Niles has 'incredible quality'

Asked last month about reports suggesting Maitland-Niles wanted to leave, Arteta said: "I don't read them so I don't know about them.

"I speak to the players about how they are feeling and how we can help them. If they are having difficulties again I speak to them and make it easier for them.

"He's a player who can play in many different positions, we have discussed the things in my opinion that he can improve or adapt to his game because he has incredible quality.

"He has every quality that you need to be a football player to play the highest level and he just needs to do it in a little bit more of a consistent way, but he is someone who can adapt to any position as well."