Niles who came through the Arsenal's Hale End academy is already an England International. His versatility is one of the major reasons he has been attracting interests from clubs around Europe.
The 23-year-old star can play as a right back, left back, as a winger and also in his more natural position as a midfielder.
Atletico has started talks with Arsenal hierarchy to sign Niles on an initial loan with an option to buy at the end of the loan period. However Arsenal expected to knock back the deal is Mikel Arteta regard the young English man as a key member of his squad.
Arsenal also rejected offer from fellow Premier league campaigners Wolves last summer for Maitland-Niles. The club is looking forward to a very busy January transfer window as they will look to booster their squad for the second half of the season.
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