Ainsley Maitland-Niles was awarded the Man of the Match accolade for his performance in West Brom’s 3-0 win over Southampton – and Arsenal supporters raved about him on Twitter.
The talented player signed for the Baggies on loan during the January transfer window and will aim to use his time at The Hawthorns as the catalyst to earn a proper Arsenal chance.
Maitland-Niles was mightily impressive as Albion gave their Premier League survival bid an injection of life; continuing their fine form after last week’s 5-2 win over Chelsea.
The Gunners-owned talent has played nine times for his temporary club and is showcasing his talents in a more central role under Sam Allardyce.
Against the Saints, he shone playing in the middle of the park but he has been utilised in the No.10 role as well.
It remains to be seen where Mikel Arteta views the £35,000-a-week player, having previously spent time playing at full-back and on the wing during his time playing for Arsenal.
His performance last night was a joy to behold and the Gunners fans took to Twitter to rave about the Hale End graduate.
Here is what they had to say about Maitland-Niles after a massive win for the Baggies.
— Kawarazad (@kawarazad) April 12, 2021
Guarantee he was only sent out on loan to get some proper first team minutes for a club that need to be sharp defensively. His game is decent but his defensive side needs work. This loan move might actually have worked out perfectly for us
— Witt (@ManLikeKTierney) April 12, 2021
AMN is the closest to Pogba in our team. Laugh at me I don't care. Give him confidence and watch him blossom
— Ashton Mackintosh M.Sc (@AshtonMackinto1) April 12, 2021
Id love to have him in our squad and give him a chance to play next to partey im sure he will perform better than elneny
— jay madan (@jaymadan) April 12, 2021
He was everywhere..
Such a turn around since went on loan! 🔥
— Zeron Fectus (@Reddevilfectus) April 12, 2021
Great work. Secure your future young man
— Zipho Mdluli (@ziphomdluli) April 12, 2021
Well played Ainsley 👏🏼
— Harry 🇬🇧🏴 (@basedharry_) April 12, 2021
This is so so good for him and @Arsenal Either finds his way and decides he wants to be a serious premier league player and that’s at #Arsenal , or it’s not at Arsenal and he gets a great prem move that’s great for him&earns #AFC a proper wedge with ‘English’ premium👍 https://t.co/5yxIyCkxEM
— MickeyMoneyChat (@Mickeymoneychat) April 12, 2021
When fit, with Partey and Xhaka, they can form a formidable midfield cog! https://t.co/MZWW6w4lox
— Okal (@MrBushman3) April 12, 2021