Mother of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles 'banned by club' after allegedly hitting club negotiator

Niles was reportedly released without charge but banned

James Orr
Thursday 30 April 2015 10:22
Ainsley Maitland-Niles during Arsenal training
Ainsley Maitland-Niles during Arsenal training

The mother of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles has reportedly been banned from the club's training ground after allegedly assaulting club negotiator Dick Law at an Under-21 game.

Police were called to Arsenal’s London Colney training ground last month and arrested a woman - who according to reports is the mother of Maitland-Niles - on suspicion of assaulting two people, although no further action was taken. She was then told by the club she could no longer enter the club's London Colney training ground.

According to the Telegraph, Niles turned up for the Arsenal Under-21 fixture against Aston Villa last Friday in which Maitland-Niles played. Witnesses claim that Niles became aggressive, shouting from the touchline and threatening to enter the pitch and drag her son out of the game.

Stewards intervened, but the police were again called and this time the mother apparently received a warning.

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.”

Arsenal consider this a private matter and won’t be making a comment.

Maitland-Niles, 17, has made three first-team appearances for the club this season, after making his debut for the Gunners in the Champions League back in December.

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