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Should Sead Kolasinac be in the Arsenal starting line-up? 3

Posted on February 07, 2018 by David Nugent

One of my colleagues wrote this morning that Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to be handed a new deal with the north London club.

The 20-year-old has impressed playing out-of-position at left wing-back for Arsene Wenger’s team in the last few months. Maitland-Niles is naturally a midfielder and made a number of appearances for England under-20’s in his favoured position as the junior lions won the World Cup.

Ainsley-Niles selection at in an unfamiliar position has blocked the path to the starting eleven of versatile Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac, who arrived at the club from Schalke in the summer.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles set for a bumper new deal with Arsenal 0

Posted on February 07, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are reportedly negotiating a contract extension with Ainsley Maitland-Niles who is set to be rewarded for steady progress he displayed over the past couple of months with the first team, ESPN has learned.

The 20-year-old made his senior debut with the Gunners in December 2014 but it was not until this season that he managed to seal a regular starting berth in the first team.

Maitland-Niles was handed his first Premier League start for Arsenal against West Ham in December 2017 and he went on to make five starts ever since, adding four substitute appearances in England’s top flight this term.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League preview 0

Posted on January 19, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to get back to winning ways.

Arsenal heads into this game on the back of a poor run of form in the Premier League. The Gunners have won just two of their last nine league games, although five of those games have finished in draws.

Last time out in the Premier League, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat Bournemouth. The defeat leaves Arsene Wenger’s team eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for the Champions League places.

Chelsea and Arsenal finishes all square 0

Posted on January 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

The home side had the first attempt on goal after just two minutes, as Alvaro Morata tried to poke an effort in at the near post. However, the Spanish striker could only find the side-netting.

The next attempt on goal did not come until the 20th minute when Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dragged a long-range free-kick wide of goal. Two minutes later the visitors hit the Blues on the counter-attack, Jack Wilshere feeding the ball to Alexandre Lacazette, who fires wide of Chelsea’s near post.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles pulls insane nutmeg on Arsene Wenger in Gunners training (VIDEO) 0

Posted on November 02, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was the victim of a brilliant nutmeg stunt in Gunners training ahead of their Thursday’s Europa League clash against Red Star.

Together with other Arsenal youngsters, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has already demonstrated quite a lot of skill and talent but this last piece of magic was really something else.

Judging by the video posted by Arsenal on their social media, the 20-year-old winger could easily be crowned the king of nutmegs at the North London club.

It’s not easy to say whether the Arsenal starlet meant to do this or not – probably not – but the piece of skill was incredible nevertheless and it even earned praise from Arsene Wenger himself.

Arsenal vs Doncaster: Back Gunners at 16/1 to Beat League One Side 0

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It doesn’t come quite often that a Premier League side will be given such favourable odds for a match against a League One club.

Arsenal head into the Wednesday’s EFL Cup match on the back of an impressive goalless draw away at Chelsea and will be keen to record an easy win in front of their home fans ahead of the West Brom clash next Monday.

The Gunners are on a busy schedule since they have a Europa League visit to BATE coming just three days after the WBA test and Arsene Wenger is expected to ring plenty of changes to his line-up for the Doncaster match.

Gunners see off the Royals in the EFL Cup 0

Posted on October 25, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Reading in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain grabbed a brace.

The first attempt on goal arrived on six minutes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jeff Reine-Adelaide combined well to find full-back Carl Jenkinson in the area. The former-West Ham loanee saw his powerful effort saved by Ali Al Habsi, only for the full-back to head the rebound over the bar.

Two minutes later Oxlade-Chamberlain produced an effort that flashed across the face of the goalmouth, with Lucas Perez unable to get on the end of the ball. The next chance of the game also came to the home side on 20 minutes.

Lucas Perez opens his Arsenal tally 1

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Much-changed Arsenal side enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Nottingham Forest at The City Ground and it was summer recruit Lucas Perez who stole the show, scoring a brace in his third appearance for the club.

Arsene Wenger had decided to rest quite a few first team regulars and handed starts to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Chuba Akpom, among others, but Forest failed to take advantage of his risky selection policy.

The Gunners instead produced a very good performance to record a 4-0 triumph, with Jeff Reine-Adelaide the most impressive of the three youngsters that were in the starting line-up.

Mick McCarthy impressed by Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is convinced that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will go on to become a very important player for Arsenal in years to come.

The 17-year-old joined the Tractor Boys on loan this summer and he managed to slot straight into the starting line-up, proving he had no problems making the step up to senior football.

Maitland-Niles started all three matches for Ipswich at the start of the new Championship campaign and he played a key role in helping the team climb to the top of the standings.

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