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Arsenal and West Brom fans react to Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s display

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Arsenal and West Brom fans react to Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s display

A number of Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s display as the Baggies missed a great opportunity to get only their third win of the Premier League season.

The situation looked ominous for Sam Allardyce’s men at Burnley. Semi Ajayi was sent off after half an hour for a handball near the halfway line.

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However, as the game reached its conclusion, it was the visitors who looked more likely to find a winner at Turf Moor.

Maitland-Niles had an attempt on goal. Mbaye Diagne managed to hit the bar from close range. And Matheus Pereira had an effort cleared off the line.

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Unfortunately for West Brom, they were unable to find a goal. Nevertheless, plenty of fans have taken to social media to laud Maitland-Niles’s performance.

As shown by Whoscored.com, he made two tackles, two clearances and two interceptions. He certainly seemed to grow into the contest during the second-half.

It was arguably an intriguing move for Maitland-Niles to join the Baggies on loan in January. With the side in relegation trouble, it was always going to take a lot for the 23-year-old – who earns £35,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – to catch Mikel Arteta’s eye while he is away.

He still has a lot to prove before the end of the campaign. But it does appear that several Arsenal and West Brom fans felt that he was the best player on the pitch on Saturday – which is impressive given that the Baggies played two-thirds of the contest with 10 men.

With that in mind, here is how some of the supporters reacted to Maitland-Niles’s performance…

 
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