Arsenal pair Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Kieran Tierney will now stay at the club this summer after head coach Mikel Arteta made clear he wanted both to be a part of his squad for the new season.

Maitland-Niles and Tierney had each been linked with moves away from north London in recent weeks. For Maitland-Niles in particular that would have meant leaving the club he first joined aged 6.

The versatile 23-year-old, who has earned a first senior England call-up for this month’s internationals, has been of interest to Wolves, while even Tottenham were linked.