Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Midfielder or in deNile?

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

  1. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

  2. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    So our man Ainsley got his first England game, coming in at 86 minutes.

    Defended one situation for a goal kick and was part of one good attack. Didn't see him make mistakes.

    Hope he can see himself as a RB/RWB now. Although not easy to get game time over TAA.
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  3. GunnerShy

    GunnerShy Well-Known Member

    Should just take trippiers spot.
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  4. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    good cameo.

    Hope it encourages him to get forward more often
  5. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    Was sort of invisible today I felt, maybe his other latest more all action performances are more eye catching.

    Not saying it was a bad thing, especially Defensively.
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  6. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Bit sloppy today, poor back pass near the beginning. He also lost the ball with a few stray passes, although on one occasion he did fight and won it back. If he stays fine, if we sell for £25m and get Aouar or Partey so much the better.
  7. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    He has much more than this in his locker. He's got to push on
  8. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    When you have tierney behind you doing 9/10 every week you are always going to look ok.
  9. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Has to shape up a bit more in these kind of games. Can't coast any time. He was alright, but given the standard he's set against the better opponents, he can't afford to rest on his laurels - especially as it seems we've fought to keep him.
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  10. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Easily the most overrated player on this forum from what I've seen in my time here.

    Good player but people project qualities on the ball onto him that he actually doesn't have because of his past as a midfielder and attacking player (much like people used to do with Bellerín, saying we should convert him to winger when he would put in a poor defensive performance; Bellerín would be a league one quality winger).

    Definitely should capitalise on his call-up to England and cash in on him to upgrade in positions of need. He's a better defender than Bellerín but worse in possession and going forward, it's really much of muchness between the two except that Bellerín accepts his position is full back and doesn't seem to have as much market value, so AMN should be sold. Bellerín also if he recovers his previous athleticism is probably just a better player period, but that's a big if (did look significantly more athletic today than I remembered from last season).
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  11. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I feel today when we attack and switch to 433 he didn't add so much in midfield he clearly better as RWB.
  12. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    Thought he had a quiet game but did a job after his early gaff. My heart wants him to stay and do well.
  13. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    Very subpar today. But he still put in great effort
  14. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    Good run leading to Auba's goal to take away defenders with him. He makes those runs time and again. It can't be a coincidence.
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  15. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Quiet game, but he's earned it! The Fulham right hand side didn't get much joy, so AMN didn't do much wrong.
  16. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    Tariq Lamptey is a good example of someone who could give some perspective about AMN. He's like a reverse of Maitland-Niles, technically very astute and very good in possession and going forward, defensively because of his size and lack of robustness probably a major downgrade on AMN. All in all you have a similar level of talent.

    Talents like AMN simply aren't as rare as people on this forum make out. There are more Lampteys on the Chelsea production line (Valentino Livramento looks very promising at RB) and on other teams. Don't get caught up in a talent like AMN that is nothing special and who will be replaced by other bigger talents in the English production line in the coming years.
  17. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    Thought we had an update, thanks for nothing
  18. Ibadan

    Ibadan Gagan Jr

    It's called analysis. Why don't you try offering some once in a while instead of scrounging around for likes like the broke boy you are.
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  19. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner All Deals Off

    But this thread is related to transfer rumors not analysis. When a transfer rumor is not talked about for over 5 hours, the recent post should be a link regarding an update
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  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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