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Ainsley Maitland-Niles: 2019/2020 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by krackpot, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    A steely eyed performance and when fouled and not given it, he got up and let Wolves know he was there. He got to the corner and was faced by two players so many times and made a real nuisance of himself. He had focus, speed, physicality and intelligence and lime Saka and Willock, he looks like he can play anywhere.
     
  2. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    I'm biased a bit but he's impressed me every single time he's played under Arteta.

    For me another player we must keep and I'd probably start him at RB till Bellerin/Cedric can prove better.
     
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  3. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Yeah, he wasn't ****ing around. There was a real element of responsibility and leadership in that cameo. I would really like him to build on that. Forget all the CM talk, it's perform or lose IMO regardless of position. I'm glad he is responding to Arteta - he could be an extremely valuable asset to the team going forward.
     
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  4. carter777

    carter777 Thinks Poch Is The GOAT

    Fantastic today. That left side was starting to look like Wolves were making chances but we completely **** down that wing when Ainsley came on.
     
  5. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    Good stuff. This is how you do it. Guy is so talented he can play anywhere, he shouldn't be caring which position he plays at all at the moment, most people would kill for an opportunity to play for Arsenal. Show your worth like this, then you'll eventually get your chance in CM.
     
  6. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Superb cameo.. One of those players I just can't give up on.
     
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  7. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    I love this lad, doesn’t give a **** about who he plays, has the arrogance to do his job. Bummed Traore out of the game.

    Telling you, when he gets a place in midfield we won’t look back.
     
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  8. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Ffs. :lol::lol:
     
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  9. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    Under Arteta, AMN's versatility is finally looking like an asset, and not a hindrance.

    Before playing RB or LB meant that he wasn't playing in his preferred position, but due to Arteta having a greater focus on tactics he's using AMN's versatility very well.

    Right now he looks like a player who can play nearly every position except CB or CF and make an impact. Great type of player to have in the squad.
     
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  10. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    AMN smoked a bowl pre game and then came to pocket the creatine Iwobi, love to see it.
     
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  11. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Liked that he gave back what he received. We have too few of those players. Showed some character today which was nice to see. Hope he can build on this.
     
  12. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Great performance after coming in today, very sharp. His utility man potential is very obvious. Have also really warmed up to the idea of him being used as an inverted RB regularly.
     
  13. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Wolves are very well drilled, their weapons are Jota, Jiminez and Neves from long range, but it all stems from Traore. Our entire midfield could not tackle. Also doesn't help that Kolasinac fouls and Tierney was exhausted.

    No idea what Arteta said to AMN but his actions basically told us. The team took the cue from him. When you see Traore dribbling through your team the whole game and one player comes on and pockets him, it literally shifts the mentality of the team.

    Such a good player, just needs to believe it. He pockets the best wingers in the league with stand up tackling.
     
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  14. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    Creatine Iwobi :lol::lol:
     
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  15. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    You'll find a lot of arguments that we should sell him for 20m or something, but I highly doubt we could find a player like him for that money. It's the first time that I saw one of our managers giving him a specific task in the game, and he did really well. Until now, it was always about throwing him somewhere because we didn't have another player to do it.
    I hope this will build confidence around him and the manager will trust him more than usual.
     
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  16. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Ainsley's a quality footballer. I really hope he can nail down the right back position.
     
  17. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    I enjoyed how he defended Traore, leaning forward on his toes, showing Traore to his weaker left foot. Traore always powers around you when he goes right but AMN literally stood in his path and lead him inside where he was boxed in. Great tactical change from Arteta, and well done by ainsley.
     
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  18. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Hopefully we tie him down to a long contract. One of those players every club competing for the top needs. Out of everyone I’d be most delighted for him getting an England call up.
     
  19. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    He's such an interesting player, capable of putting in some really excellent performances. I guess you have to keep someone like that around really?

    When did you last see Bellerin and think he made an excellent cameo or full game?
     
  20. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    The boy has become a AMN
     
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