Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Midfielder or in deNile?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    He has always been crap offensively.
    He's only slightly better attacking than AWB.
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  2. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Maybe his style sense is technically better, that's a point for argument.
  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I still sure we keeping him but you hope can improve going forward. He should forget about the midfield thing because passing ability is not great
  4. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Physically gifted but otherwise an average footballer.
  5. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    He’s always been like this though?

    People like him because he’s slightly better on the ball than Bellerin and can hold his own 1v1 against the best attackers in the league.
  6. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Yeah man sad times.

    Slightly unrelated but how old are you ffs? Sometimes I think you can’t be much older than me due to the things/people you’re familiar but other times I think you must be pushing 80. :lol:
  7. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    I thought he started to help nullify Salah & TAA but that happened only in 2nd half.

    In the first half he just didn't do enough defensively and we could have just started Saka instead who would have done the same defensively but would have been better in attack.
  8. dka91

    dka91 Well-Known Member

    Defensively he was good but going forward and his passing....well the less said the better.

    Maybe he just needs more opportunity in that respect, I mean the times I saw him in MF under Wenger he was technically competent and could pass decently if not well, but who knows.

    Ironically Bellerin had a torrid time too so there's not really much to be said for him too.
  9. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    The same agenda bums on here tearing into AMN even though he was not worst player on the pitch but they still seem to despise him.

    Makes you wonder.
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  10. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    He is solid defensively. Just wish he could improve his quality in the final third. So far it has been a bit all over the place.
  11. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    I agree with most other people’s sentiment here. Pretty solid defensively. Very bad today going forward, he made the runs, but was useless with the ball.
  12. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    Not his best game but also not terrible.
  13. Coolin

    Coolin Doesn't appreciate the mighty Nacho

    No there isn’t, so let’s get straight to the point shall we? What does AMN excel at?
  14. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    One on one defending
    Standing tackles
    Strength on the ball

    What he doesn’t excel at is consistency. But if you’re playing in a different position and out of the team every other week while learning the game is that surprising?
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  15. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Had a poor game but that’s to be expected now and then.

    Glad it seems that he’s staying.
  16. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    Typical scapegoat player yet Eddie is the real deal.
  17. Macho

    Macho Not Here For The Athletic's BS Trusted

    I agree with all of this.

    I feel like his mentality lets him down though. Big games he looks incredible, but mid week games against fodder he doesn’t look interested.

    I’ve heard murmurs of things about him in the past in regards of lateness in training, application and other stuff. I have very little facts to hand but I’m willing to bet that’s why he’s not kicked on until recently despite being in this team for a while.
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  18. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Has a very casual attitude. It's one of those that could go either way....either he realises how fortunate he is to be a professional footballer and he aims to make the most this opportunity he has or he doesn't and falls in to mediocrity.

    It's really down to Ainsley.
  19. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Would change his caption to 'Elite penalty technique'.
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  20. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    Made Adrian look like an absolute ****. Love it.
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