Arsenal star gets first England call up after some impressive performances

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles has received his first England call up after a number of English players tested positive for coronavirus.

The England national team will play a couple of international matches in the coming week ahead of the new season.

Gareth Southgate has also had to drop Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire after his conviction in Greece.

These uncertainties have called for new players to be introduced into the national team as the FA also expects some of the returning players to test positive for the coronavirus.

Mail Online claims that Wolves defender, Connor Coardy and Maitland-Niles have both been called up.

Coady has been one of the finest defenders in the country and he captains Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.

The report claims that Maitland-Niles got his call up because of his fine performance for Arsenal in the Community Shield match against Liverpool.

The Englishman has been transfer-listed by Arsenal and Wolves are keen to sign him.

This call up is a fine recognition for how he has become a key player for Arsenal over the past few months.

He is a product of the club’s academy and he will hope that this callup will force Arsenal to keep hold of him.

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17 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    All the more reason why we should keep him. His value this last 3 months in every way has shot up.

    1. ZHgunner says:

      Keep him!!

  2. Matthew Shannon says:

    PLAY HIM AT RIGHT BACK AND SELL BELLERIN!!!! It wasn’t hard to see Tierney and Maitland Niles should be our fullbacks they were the two best players on the pitch and with Saliba and Gabriel will hopefully form the kind of dominant defence we need for years to come. Maybe offer Lacazette to Juve for Arthur? I know they just got him but Edu might be able to swing something there especially with the team filling up with Brazilians.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Congratulations to AMN on his well deserved England call up.
      Arsenal cannot afford to sell him given his form and versatility. How much did Chilwell go for?
      AMN was close to man of the match against Liverpool. Currently a dependable big game player.

      1. towny254 says:

        ozziegunner AMN was MOTM

        1. ozziegunner says:

          Thanks towney, hadn’t heard that.

    2. GunnerJack says:

      Play him at right back!!!???

      The very reason he wants a move is that he does NOT want to play at full back.

    3. Sean M says:

      Bellerin was pretty tidy yesterday.

      A player can only move once per window.

  3. The Deluded One says:

    “I’m an Arsenal player until I’m told otherwise. My heart is in this club and while I’m here I’m going to give 100% to the club, so that’s that.” Ainsly Maitland – Niles.

    Sounds like AMN wants to stay. And I have heard nothing from Arteta that sounds like he wants to get rid of AMN. But the need for cash is real so who knows. I think AMN is a keeper.

    1. Sue says:

      👍 I do too!

  4. Trudeau says:

    My hunch is that Arteta has been told he needs to offload a fullback or two. Kolasinac is the obvious choice given his limited contribution and salary but doesn’t seem to have many suitors.

    Bellerin’s high wages and struggles to get back to full fitness makes him next in line.

    While AMN makes the least sense from a footballing and salary perspective, the rub is that for every great performance that he puts in, the transfer fee pound signs in the owner’s eyes get bigger and bigger.

    1. Sue says:

      Roma are interested in him (Kolasinac)…. and with Kolarov looking Inter bound… it may just well happen..

      1. GunnerJack says:

        Short prayer coming up . . . 🙂

        1. Sue says:

          🤣 only a short one?! 🤣

  5. jon fox says:

    AM-N s star is rising fast, as is Martinez. It would be something of a tragedy if either or worse still , both of these long time Arsenal players have to leave for want of a bit of generosity from Scrooge Kroenke, who let us never forget, is the REAL villain at our club and HE is the one we REALLY need to leave , not those two players. At a time when we have an undoubted diamond of a coach in charge at long last we STILL need a proper owner who actually gives a damn and who WILL back us and back MA in particular.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      jon, KS&E’s problem is the incompetents they have retained on the Board and senior executive. How much of Arsenal’s financial and player assets have they squandered?
      Why can even newly promoted Leeds United, let alone Chelsea, negotiate and complete contracts in a timely manner and Arsenal stuffs about?

      1. GunnerJack says:

        One of the great mysteries of the universe Oz – along with women 😂

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