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Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Our youngster has been speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the West Ham game.
He has said how his versatility is a gift and a curse - he gets more first team chances because of it, but is constantly having to adapt to different roles.
He described himself as a central midfielder, however went on to say he sees his future as a winger.

With Mhkitaryan and Welbeck out, plus the Ozil and Ramsey issues, the right wing role seems to be up for grabs. Will be interesting to see if Mr Emery picks him there tomorrow. Bellerin could be back, although it remains to be seen if we play 3 or 4 at the back.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

AMN is far too raw. Has little polish/refinement in his game: both offensively and defensively. He'd be less of a liability as a winger than in defensive areas or in CM, but doesn't have the creativity or end product to offer us much of value there.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Be nice to see Bellerin be able to develop a partnership with a player that stays out wide and gives him some help, not to mention someone to pass to, instead of players that constantly move inside leaving him isolated.

Perhaps AMN can be that guy?

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

ramsey

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Emery gonna Matuidi him?

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Hope AMN doesn't turn into an Oxlade type of player for us. He's right, it's great he's getting games but he needs a defined position. Personally I see him more of a CM long term.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

His versatility worries me when it comes to his development TBH.

He needs to be allowed to focus on specialising in one position before being used as a stopgap in others.

Plenty of "wonderkids" have been shunted around because of their ability and never lived up to their potential

Rodwell, Phil Jones etc

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I've always compared him to Ray Parlour. And he did an amazing job for us. Hope AMN can havd a similar career, if not better.

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