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Ainsley Maitland Niles

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Playing position  Winger
Role  Footballer
Number  7
Height  1.77 m
2003–2014  Arsenal
Date joined  2014
Name  Ainsley Maitland-Niles

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Full name  Ainsley Cory Maitland-Niles
Date of birth  (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 18)
Place of birth  Goodmayes, London, England
Current team  Ipswich Town F.C. (#7 / Midfielder, Forward)
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Ainsley Cory Maitland-Niles (born 29 August 1997) is a footballer who plays as a winger, midfielder or right-back for Arsenal.

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Arsenal

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Born in Goodmayes, England, Maitland-Niles is a product of Arsenal's Hale End Academy having joined the club at the age of 6. Maitland-Niles made the step up to Arsenal's U21s during the 2013–14 season, having broken into the U18 set up the season before. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal on 24 October 2014.

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On 9 December 2014, Maitland-Niles made his professional debut at the age of 17 years and 102 days in a UEFA Champions League match against Galatasaray, replacing Aaron Ramsey at half time in an eventual 3-0 win for Arsenal. In doing so he became the second youngest player to have represented Arsenal in the Champions League, behind Jack Wilshere. Four days later, he made his Premier League debut, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in added time in a 4–1 win against Newcastle United.

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On his return to Arsenal the following season, Maitland-Niles started a match away at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup at right-back. Maitland-Niles again started at centre midfield against Southampton in an FA Cup fourth round game in an eventual 5–0 win for Arsenal. He came on in the 74th minute as Arsenal was victorious by a 2-0 margin against Sutton United in the fifth round of the cup.

Ipswich Town (loan)

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On 2 July 2015, Maitland-Niles signed for Ipswich Town on a season-long loan for the 2015–16 season. Upon joining the club, he was given a number seven shirt ahead of a new season.

Maitland-Niles made his Ipswich Town debut, starting the whole game before being substituted in the 82nd minutes, in a 2-2 draw against Brentford in the opening game of the season. Since making his Ipswich Town debut, Maitland-Niles' performances immediately made an impact and was praised by Manager Mick McCarthy, describing him as "outstanding". His performance then saw him being named the club's player of the month for September. He scored his first goal for Ipswich and his first ever senior goal in a 2–0 win over Bolton Wanderers on 3 November 2015. His second goal for the club came on 19 January 2016, in a 2-1 loss against Portsmouth in the third round replay of the FA Cup. Later in the season, however, Maitland-Niles' first team opportunities was soon limited, due to injuries and competitions, leading him to play for the reserve side. His absence from the first team made headlines when his mother left an angry voicemail to McCarthy. After making thirty-two appearances and scoring two times in all competitions, Maitland-Niles returned to his parent club.

International

Maitland-Niles has played for England at various levels within the youth setup of the Three Lions. He made three appearances for England U17 in 2014.

He was then called up by England U18 in November 2014 and scored on his debut, in a 3-2 win over Poland U18. He went on to make four appearance for the England U18 side.

In September 2015, Maitland-Niles was called up by England U19 and scored on his England U19 debut, in a 3-2 win over Germany U19 on 4 September 2015. He scored again the following month, in a 2-0 win over Macedonia U19. He was then included in the England U19 squad for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship that saw them reached the semi-final of the tournament.

On 1 September 2016, Maitland-Niles scored on his England U20 debut, in a 1-1 draw against Brazil U20. In May 2017 he was called up to England's squad for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea. England eventually got to the final of the tournament where they were up against Venezuela. Maitland-Niles, who came on in the 75th minute of play, went on to victoriously raise the 2017 U20 World Cup as England beat Venezuela by a 1-0 margin. This triumph also served to be the first time that England have ever won the Under 20 World Cup.

Club

As of matches played 14 September 2017.

Personal life

Maitland-Niles said he credited God and his family for putting his football career. Maitland-Niles also said he preferred playing in the wing, describing it as "his natural position."

Club

Arsenal
  • FA Community Shield: 2017
  • International

    England
  • FIFA U20 World Cup: 2017
  • Individual

  • Ipswich Town F.C. Player of the Month: September 2015
  • References

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles Wikipedia