Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal football club survived a car accident on Wednesday morning, June 30 while driving in his Mercedes G-Class car.
The accident happened between Junctions 24 and 25 close to Enfield, North London, England around 6 AM on Wednesday according to a police report.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s car and the car of an unidentified motorist collided on the highway. The car of the Arsenal’s star turned to the side while that of the other motorist was smashed off the road.
Reports in the United Kingdom confirmed that Ainsley Maitland-Niles was pulled out of his car alive and didn’t sustain any significant injury after the crash.
A police statement published by the Mirror said the investigation into the crash has started and confirmed that no one was injured in the course of the accident.
The statement read: “Police were called at approximately 06:10hrs on Wednesday, 30 June to reports of two cars in a collision on the M25 anticlockwise carriageway at junction 25.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. No reports of any injuries. Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
“All we know having spoken to him is he was involved in an accident, he’s unhurt and he’s at home”, the spokesperson said.
The state of the football career of Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ainsley Maitland-Niles used to be one of the fast-rising football stars in English football and Arsenal. He grew from England’s youth teams to making senior team debut in September 2020.
Since then, the 23-year-old right midfielder had made five appearances for the Three Lions of England. Unfortunately for him, the head coach of England, Gareth Southgate did not deem him fit enough to be among the English players he took to Euro 2020.
Aside from his misfortune in the national team of England, he did not have a rosy time at Arsenal in the just concluded 2020-2021 season. Coach Mikel Arteta benched him in the first half of the season until the youngster decided to leave the club in the second part of the season.
Hence, Ainsley Maitland-Niles spent the second part of last season on loan at the relegated West Brom. He returned to Arsenal at the end of the season to fight for a place in Arteta’s squad or exit the club this summer.
Reports in the United Kingdom are speculating that Maitland-Niles is close to securing an exit away from Arsenal. Some Premier League clubs are already trying to land the services of the right midfielder. The club that is most likely to sign him this summer is Wolverhampton Wanderers.