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‘Has Really Stepped Up’ ‘Future Captain’ – Fans Praise Arsenal Fullback’s Recent Performances

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles made a key contribution in Thursday’s 3-0 win against Rennes by scoring the second goal.

The 21-year-old has been getting regular game time under manager Unai Emery as a wingback recently, particularly with Hector Bellerin out for the season.

Fans on Twitter believe Maitland-Niles’ recent displays are deserving of praise:

The winger is certainly showing signs of maturity in recent months, and he seems to be improving with every game he plays.

Maitland-Niles’ most prominent displays have come in high-pressure games as well. He scored the opening goal against Liverpool back in December, before the Reds came back to win 5-1.

He also performed very well against Manchester United last weekend in the 2-0 win, before putting in another good performance as the Gunners progressed through to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Arsenal supporters will want to see Maitland-Niles kick on from here, and perform consistently well for the rest of the season. If he does, he could give Bellerin a run for his money to be the club’s first choice on the right-hand side next campaign.

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