Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes Arsenal may have broken promises handed to Ainsley Maitland-Niles after he was refused a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Maitland-Niles was banished from first-team training after the Gunners blocked a loan move to Premier League rivals Everton shortly before the transfer window slammed shut.
The Gunners’ refusal to allow the 24-year-old to depart on a temporary basis led to an outburst from Maitland-Niles, with the midfielder taking to Instagram in a bid to force a switch.
It has been reported that Maitland-Niles has held talks with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta in a bid to clear the air as he will now be unable to leave north London until January at the earliest.
But Bridge was left gobsmacked by the situation after Maitland-Niles took to social media to voice his feelings.
He told Football FanCast: “Seeing the news about Maitland-Niles, it sounded like a cry for help. He is a young lad who just wants to play football and maybe has had some promises broken.
“I have never known Arsenal to be this badly organised. I’ve always admired the way that Arsenal do their due diligence and how they did their business under Arsene Wenger.”