So far in his Arsenal career, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has looked an interesting prospect. The youngster has shown maturity beyond his years in his short career so far, and as AFTV have posted a short quote from the versatile youngster, the fans have all flocked to celebrate the 21-year-old, with some touting him as a future club legend.
"We die for the team."
– Ainsley Maitland-Niles pic.twitter.com/e6Z1kle72y
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) March 12, 2019
It says a lot about the character of the Arsenal academy graduate that he’s been prepared to jump in at the deep end under both Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery. Last season saw the 21-year-old step up with an incredible performance from central midfield at Old Trafford in one of Wenger’s final games before just months later he was starting as a full-back under Unau Emery against Manchester City.
The 21-year-old missed a large chunk of this season with an injury as he suffered a hairline crack in his calfbone, yet now that he’s back and playing, Maitland Niles has really proved himself to both Emery and to the fans. The Gunners still have high hopes for the midfielder and whilst claims that he’ll be a future legend are bold ones, the player himself will have every intention of trying to prove the supporters right.
You can read those supporters’ thoughts on their midfielder here:
Need this kind of elite mentality until the end of the season
— GRANITXZ (@REGISTAA_34) 12 March 2019
I'm just happy Niles played like this against a team like United. Top talent
— Olamitide (@olaeze_) March 12, 2019
@danbrxwn big ainsley leaving it all on the pitch
— gez (@maxgezdog) March 12, 2019
Future club legend
— Nkosinathi Nzimá (@nathinzima) March 12, 2019
One of us
— Esben Rasmussen (@Esben_Rasmussen) 12 March 2019
well played young, you deserve more game time to improve your self
— Cde Dennis Mlotshwa (@mlotshwaden) March 12, 2019
The Gunners absolutely love Maitland-Niles and have every hope that the midfielder can establish himself as a hero at The Emirates.