Ainsley Maitland-Niles is making serious waves at Arsenal under manager Arsene Wenger and after a fantastic performance against Southampton, Gunners fans here in the pub are feeling even more optimistic about his future!
The 19-year-old defender, who has played in midfielder and as a winger during his years in the Arsenal academy, shone in the 5-0 demolition of the Saints on Saturday evening and his performance brought some stark comparisons to some real Gunners legends.
Whilst some of the Arsenal fans lining the bar think it’s a bit too early to start putting too much pressure on the youngster’s shoulders, there are others who would like to see him fast-tracked into the first-team as quickly as possible.
But after such a promising performance, the name and comparison that keeps cropping up here in the Tavern is Lee Dixon and whether Maitland-Niles could be that calibre of player.
It’s got us and everyone here in the pub thinking, and here’s THREE reasons why we think Maitland-Niles could be as good Lee Dixon in the next few years…
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