Revealed: 74% of Arsenal fans think Maitland-Niles’ best position is defensive or central midfield

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been very impressive during his first full season in the Gunners’ first team, but there still remain a few doubts over what his best position actually is.

The 20-year-old has put in some solid performances for the Gunners during the current campaign, which has seen him go on to make over 20 appearances across all competitions.

The £4.5million-rated academy graduate, as valued by Transfermarkt, has taken the opportunity handed to him by Arsene Wenger with both hands and looks set for a bright future – but in which position will that future be?

He has already played as a central midfielder, a wing-back, a full-back and a defensive midfielder over his brief time in the senior squad.

But it appears the majority of Arsenal fans believe Maitland-Niles’ future lays somewhere in the middle of the park rather than out wide, with a combined 74% of those who took part in our poll voting for central or defensive midfield.

If Maitland-Niles is to remain in the centre of the field, who should he replace? Let us know in the comments below…

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