Arsenal fans have hit back at Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the youngster was pictured apologising to the travelling support on Sunday.
As the Gunners left the pitch following their 2-2 draw, Maitland-Niles held his hands up in acceptance to the away fans, but it’s a picture that hasn’t gone down well.
These fans have vented their frustration towards the player after another poor performance.
Twitter: @afcstuff Good, he was shocking (@fbuTierney)
Twitter: @afcstuff He does this everytime. Apologizing doesn’t change anything. He’s not good enough. And i’m not talking ab… https://t.co/HsxRbPNYBM (@EKamareddine)
Twitter: @afcstuff So he should he gave up he was terrible (@badboy4life0707)
Twitter: @afcstuff Every game there is someone apologizing…if we didn’t do stupid individual errors we wouldn’t be in this situation!!!! (@always_a_gooner)
Twitter: @afcstuff Good to see he realised he had a dissapointing game (@niallmcgirr1)
Twitter: @afcstuff This guy is so lackadaisical. (@Ayoolalekan_Kos)
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Many fans were quick to point out that Maitland-Niles is currently playing out of position until Hector Bellerin is back fully fit and while that is true, it’s the same old simple mistakes that are costing the Gunners.
Maitland-Niles did brilliantly to set up Aubameyang for Arsenal’s second of the game, but his defending in the latter stages of the match was more than a little suspect.
With Bellerin now back in full training, his return to the side will be a major boost as Unai Emery has been forced to play the wideman out of position.
If nothing else, it was a token of gratitude from the youngster which is good to see, but the reactions have compounded what was a miserable result for the Gunners.