Arsenal fans enjoyed Maitland-Niles’ Old Trafford performance on Sunday

Arsenal were defeated by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and while fans were disappointed with the result, they were buoyed by the performances of young players that came into the team.

Arsene Wenger made a number of changes to the starting line-up for the 2-1 defeat, giving big opportunities to the likes of Konstantinos Mavrapanos, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The performance of Maitland-Niles especially caught supporters’ eyes throughout the 90 minutes, with many loving his attitude in the middle of the park going up against more established talents like Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

The 20-year-old has progressed well in the Gunners first team this season, making 19 starts in all competitions, but this match was perhaps his true arrival on the big stage and fans are now even more excited about his future.

Will he be a lasting Wenger legacy after the Frenchman leaves the club this summer?

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…