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Ainsley Maitland-Niles claims in Arsenal “too much for their own benefit” Ashley Cole claims WBA borrowers are looking to the role of midfield

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is Arsenal “too much for my own benefit,” Ashley Cole claims.

England’s 23-year-old prefers to play as a central midfielder, but he rarely has a chance with the Gunners.

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Ainsley Maitland-Niles enjoys a run in the West Brom midfield after leaving Arsenal on loanCredits: Getty Images-Getty

Maitland-Niles filled the entire pitch (especially with full back) and became a useful team member without securing his position.

This was similar to what Alex Oxlade Chamberlain had before leaving for Liverpool.

And Maitland-Niles also decided to move-although Lending to West Brom of Sam Allardyce -Get game time in the middle of the park.

Asked if they show ambition to switch, former Gunners returned to the left call He told Sky Sports: “Yes. I think the problem he had was that it was too versatile for his own benefit.

“There were so many players on the team.

“I’m injured in the right back, left back, central midfielder, right wing, left wing back … he could play anywhere.

“But it is certainly very important for young players to identify the spot and make it their own.

“He feels Central Midfield is his position-that’s where he wants to trade. Big Thumb gave him a chance and gave him that opportunity.”

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Maitland-Niles joined Arsenal at the age of six, arrived at Hale End and has made 121 first-team appearances so far.

Of the 13 starts under Mikel Arteta this season, only one came to the central midfield like him Assisted Rapid Wien in December..

But all five looks buggy Since his deadline switch, he has played a positive role, including tonight’s match against Everton.

And Allardyce was impressed with what he saw from the five-prime Three Lions guy.

His new manager said: “Ainsley’s games are starting to get better and better.

He will continue to play in the midfield for us

Sam allardyce

“He was dropped in a full-back role and filled in, but it wasn’t in his position, and he had never seen it in his position.

“He almost always played in that position and didn’t play where he wanted to play, so other clubs have considered him fullback and I think he played him even in England.

“He wants to play in the midfield for us. He is motivated and has great abilities on both feet.

“Like an aggressive midfielder playing box-to-box, he needs to assist and score goals. That’s what he needs to keep working.

“But with him not playing often enough in the midfield, it will hopefully come to him soon. He will continue to play midfield for us.”

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Ashley Cole enjoyed a great career as the first choice for Arsenal, Chelsea and England.

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Ashley Cole enjoyed a great career as the first choice for Arsenal, Chelsea and England.Credits: Getty Images-Getty
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