Arsenal fans react to Ainsley Maitland-Niles' Europa League display

Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on November 23, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles failed to impress supporters with his performance last night.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal fans have criticised Ainsley Maitland-Niles for his performance in the Europa League against Standard Liege.

Arsenal won 4-0 last night as they strolled to success against their Belgian opponents.

Most of the Gunners starting line-up received big praise for their performances.

 

But Maitland-Niles’s struggles continued, as he failed to make much of an impression on the match.

And Arsenal fans are now worried about the academy graduate’s confidence.

Maitland-Niles has often been used out of position by Unai Emery, but he was offered a run at right-wing last night.

The England youth international has suggested that he feels more confident playing in midfield than defence, but his display last night is unlikely to have convinced Emery to use him as a winger more often.

Arsenal have now won their first two Europa League matches to put them in a commanding position in the group.

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