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Arsenal fans on Twitter call for Maitland-Niles to partner Torreira tonight

Arsenal fans on Twitter call for Maitland-Niles to partner Torreira tonight

Tonight sees the biggest clash of the Premier League game-week as Arsenal make the journey north to take on Manchester United. It will be an interesting clash and the Gunners’ midfield pairing is a talking point ahead of it, seeing as Granit Xhaka is serving a one-game suspension, that suspension has led some fans to call for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to step in.

The last time that Arsenal went to Old Trafford, Maitland-Niles played a huge role for Arsene Wenger’s side. Whilst the dynamic young midfielder helped to influence a positive result for his side, the way he dominated the middle of the park was highly impressive and Unai Emery shouldn’t rule out a return to the starting eleven for the 21-year-old, who hasn’t featured in the Premier League since the opening day defeat to Manchester City.

The midfielder is yet to get back on his feet after suffering a hairline crack in his calfbone, although he has been back in training and on the bench recently. Maitland-Niles is one of those players here his versatility is one of his biggest weapons. The dynamic youngster can play anywhere in midfield and as a full-back on either side, so it would be no surprise to see Emery trust him with a starting role in a big game like tonight.

You can read the Gunners’ calls to see AMN later here:

The Gunners want to see Maitland-Niles tonight and will hope Emery affords him a chance in midfield.

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