Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Ainsley Maitland-Niles performance

FC Cologne's German goalkeeper Timo Horn dives to make a save at the feet of Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match...

Ainsley Maitland-Niles started for Arsenal against Koln.

FC Cologne's German goalkeeper Timo Horn dives to make a save at the feet of Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match...

Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a game of two halves at The Emirates as the Gunners beat FC Koln.

Manager Arsene Wenger picked the 20-year-old at wing-back in the first half before switching him into central midfield at the break.

After looking lost in the first 45 minutes, Maitland-Niles began to show what he could do in the second half as Arsenal rallied.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal and Marco Hoger of FC Koeln during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in...

Maitland-Niles played his role in a second half comeback as Arsenal overturned a 1-0 lead to win 3-1.

He touched the ball 88 times and completed 92 per cent of his passes, creating one goalscoring opportunity.

Defensively he got stuck in too, making two interceptions and three clearances. 

Only qualifying for the Europa League was clearly disappointing for Arsenal, but by giving first team opportunities to young players they are approaching it in the right way.

Maitland-Niles' display showed promise and the Gunners would be smart to give him further chances as the group stages progress. 

Here is a look at how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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