Ainsley Maitland-Niles: 2019/2020 Performances

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

  1. Smail

    Smail Active Member

    I do feel for AMN, he had to cover for bellerin even though he is not a natural RB, but now it feels like he has no other place in the team when hector returns. RB back-up? he deserves a chance to prove himself in another role.
     
  2. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    I didn’t expect him to be one of our weak links when playing out of the back with him being a midfielder. That’s a bit disappointing.
     
  3. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Not if he looks like he can’t pass a football. It will only be more difficult in midfield.
     
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  4. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    He was up against Mane.

    Mane is a nightmare really.
     
  5. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Happy to sell this guy next season for £20million or so. His lapses in concentration and constantly misplacing the simlipst of passes when wunder no pressure are getting silly now. No wonder he's not trusted in CM.

    I was hoping that mentality would change, but it's been a year now and he still makes them, it's unacceptable. He's mentality is falling in to the same bracket as Iwobi. Tonnes of ability but lacks the mentality for the very top.
     
  6. progman07

    progman07 Well-Known Member

    It feels like he is stuck at a level below what we need. As mentioned already, he should be much better on the ball as an ex-midfielder, and even after so much gametime he doesn't seem to improve.

    Strange, because he has the athlecism for the position, and he used to play in a position where decision-making is more difficult than as an RB.
     
  7. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Never rated him as a RB even though he did well at Newcastle. If Emery doesn't rate him in his natural position we should be looking to sell him for a massive fee to the likes of Bournemouth. Good for his career probably and we can sign a proper RB to compete with Bellerin.
     
  8. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Very solid defensively today. I cant see Bellerin deserving to back into the team ahead of the superior in every way possible AMN.
     
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  9. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    As one of AMNs fanboys on here, come on man :lol:

    I thought he was decent today though, better on the ball than last week. Bellerin cannot come back soon enough though.
     
  10. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    AMN will probably be playing left back for a bit when Hector back & the SPL lad getting up to speed.
     
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Why so we have someone who has no positinal awareness whatsoever, the weak link that thw opposition target and a player who cant cross the ball? AMN over him all day.
     
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Thought he was amazing today, he’s impressed me in how calm he is in attacking positions and seems to make the right choice more often than not.

    I hope when Bellerin comes back Emery finds a consistent first team role for him elsewhere because he’s developed so well recently.

    Absolute gem of a player.
     
  13. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Defo turned up today. Last week he did well defensively but was really poor in possession. Today, he saw a lot of the ball and generally used it well throughout and didn't shy away defensively either. Was a good, understated performance. Linked up well with Pepe aswell which was encouraging.

    I think another role should be considered definitely. RB is a position where I still feel he is limited in a way. I'd still like to see him tested in midfield.
     
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  14. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    He's quietly been improving as a RB for a while, and played very well today. It's going to be interesting to see how he is used once Bellerin is back fit.
     
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  15. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    He can rotate with Willock for the CM position.

    We are crying out for someone like him.
     
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  16. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    The thing that is a problem with him is lacks of concentration.

    Just before the stupid/idiotic tackle by Xhaka, AMN lost possession near our box as he had a lot of space.

    I am all for playing it out of the back, but our players also need to be told that when you see you have no options to pass it on, just ****ing hoof it high up the pitch or out of the play.
     
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  17. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I noticed this and had exactly the same thoughts.
     
  18. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Yes, that was a second or two before, AMN got easily dispossessed by Wanks who then easily passed to Son inside the box and then Xhaka lunged his stupid rash tackle.

     
  19. say yes

    say yes To Raul's Big D

    Yeah he was much better on the ball today but think he looked vulnerable defensively, particularly in the first half.

    Son was noticeably targeting the spaces in behind him and he didn’t quite know how to deal with it.

    I’m a fan of the lad but Bellerin still can’t come back quickly enough for me. This guy’s future is in midfield.
     
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  20. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Got a wicked cross on him this lad. He’s progressing well as a RB I must say.
     

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