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At some point in your career as a professional footballer, criticism will come your way via the often ruthless mistress of social media - just ask Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Niles featured in his club's victory over Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon and despite Unai Emery's side picking up all three points at the John Smith's Stadium, some fans expressed their frustration at the 21-year-old's performance.
Emery has played Niles in the right back position in recent weeks, something that has raised questions among some supporters.
In his latest Instagram post, the youngster thanked the fans for their support at the weekend.
It is fairly common to see criticism in the comments section of player's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts, but rarely do you see the player respond to a number of fans.
Maitland Niles decided to respond to those critics in the best way possible.
For example, one fan offered his thoughts on the 21-year-old's performance, saying: "You're too relaxed on the ball. You gave it away like five times."
Niles simply responded: "I'll try and do better bro."
He went on to reply to lots of other similar messages in a humble gesture. He didn't have to do this.
Niles' actions didn't go unnoticed and many felt like he didn't need to apologise for his performance against Huddersfield yesterday.
So humble, I know @Ains_7 isn't a natural right back but I believe he'll definitely improve- Stephano Vgt (@stepheneotieno7) February 10, 2019
Shame on our fans that go to our players' TL with negative comments. Well done to AMN on his response though.- Knockoutken (@knockoutkenny) February 10, 2019
imagine being that humble, feel bad for him tbh- • (@afcdreams) February 10, 2019
That shut them up :joy: about time a player responded to unwarranted criticism- AFC (@afcRyan89) February 10, 2019
Well played, Ainsley.
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