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Why This Arsenal Player Was Hammered For Poor Showing During Europa League Clash

Amuda Segun



Arsenal legend Martin Keown slammed one of the players for his performance during the Europa League meeting with Portuguese top-flight outfit Vitoria Guimares.

Both Arsenal and Vitoria Guimares met at the Emirates Stadium in a Matchday 3 clash on Thursday night and former Gunners defender Keown was highly critical of the performance produced by midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the game.

According to him, the Arsenal midfielder is wasting his talents and that his performance was very poor.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles started the Vitoria Guimares game and was then substituted at the halftime interval after a poor first half which saw the visitors take a 2-1 lead at the interval.

Vitoria Guimares stunned the home team with an eighth-minute lead courtesy former Tottenham Hotspur player Marcus Edwards.

Arsenal levelled proceedings in the second quarter of the game through the in-form Gabriel Martinelli who has now scored five goals in six games since his transfer in the summer.

The Brazilian attacker joined Arsenal from Brazilian club Ituano for around six million pounds.

Arsenal trailed 2-1 until the final ten minutes of the game when substitute Nicholas Pepe scored two freekicks to turn the game around into a 3-2 victory for his team and also maintained the Gunners’ perfect start to the competition.

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