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Arsenal ban Ainsley Maitland-Niles' mother for attacking Dick Law

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Arsenal have banned the mother of promising youth product Ainsley Maitland-Niles for allegedly punching the club's chief transfer fixer Dick Law, reports The Telegraph.

The Gunners were forced to call the police to their London Colney training ground last month, who arrested the lady on suspicion of assaulting two people–one believed to be Law.

No further action was taken by the Rozzers but Maitland-Niles has been told that his mother is, unsurprisingly, no longer welcome at their north London complex.

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A member of the Arsenal ground staff was first to accuse her of an assault before Law was apparently struck whilst holding a meeting about the player.

Having been banned from Arsenal's training ground, Niles shocked family members and spectators after storming onto the premises during an Under-21 game last Friday.

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Defying the ban

She then proceeded to hurl abuse from the touchline and even threatened to enter the field of play and drag her son out of the match.

Stewards managed to restrain her before she could follow through with the threat and the police were again called to the ground. Maitland-Niles remained in the game against Aston Villa, which Arsenal lost 3-1.

Again, no charges were pressed but she did receive a formal warning from the Fuzz.

Statement

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire police said: “Police were called at 4.11pm on March 20 to the location to reports two people had allegedly been assaulted by a woman. They suffered superficial injuries. Officers attended and a 36-year-old woman from Watford was arrested on suspicion of assault.

“She has since been released with no further action to be taken against her. Police were called to the location on Friday, April 24 at 2.40pm to reports a woman was refusing to leave the premises. Officers attended and the woman was issued with a warning.”

The player

Maitland-Niles is a highly rated winger who became Arsenal's second youngest Champions League player earlier this season after coming on for Aaron Ramsey against Galatasaray.

He has also appeared in both the Premier League and the FA Cup this season and has regularly trained with Arsene Wenger's first team squad.

Arsenal believe he is one of the brightest prospects to emerge from the academy and his mother's actions have not changed his standing amongst coaches.

Comment

We are supposed to put opinions at the end of stories, but, unless you disagree with Arsenal's decision to ban Jules Niles from their training ground, there is not much to discuss.

Instead, here is a lovely video of Maitland-Niles in action. Enjoy!

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