Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ‘next Gareth Bale’, Tony Cascarino says – ‘Sorry, Spurs fans’


Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ‘next Gareth Bale’, Tony Cascarino says – ‘Sorry, Spurs fans’

Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino has apologised to Tottenham fans for discovering the ‘next Gareth Bale’… who just happens to play for Arsenal.

Cascarino, in his latest Times column, claims 21-year-old Gunners starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles is showing all the same kind of traits as Bale did when he first joined Spurs in 2007.

Maitland-Niles has established himself as a valuable player under Unai Emery this season

He is, as Cascarino writes, ‘a full-back who is not really a full-back’, as Bale was in his early career.

Eventually Bale moved higher and higher up the pitch, ending up as an all-out forward – the position in which he became world class.