Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been given a new shirt number at Arsenal after signing a long-term contract with the club (via Arsenal.com).
One of the most pleasing things at Arsenal in recent seasons has been the emergence of Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
The 20-year-old has been at the club since the age of 6 and has risen through the ranks to become an important squad player.
Now, the highly consistent and assured midfielder has signed a new long-term contract extension at the club.
Maitland-Niles has been handed the number 15 shirt after wearing 30 for much of his time in the Gunners first team.
The 20-year-old made 38 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions last season and will be hoping to make many more in the coming years.
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It’s an important piece of business and a very pleasing sight for many Arsenal fans. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been so impressive since coming into the first team and will only get better in the coming years. With him and the likes of Reiss Nelson, Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and perhaps even Yacine Adli, the future is bright for Arsenal.