Arsenal starlet Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ mum has been banned from the club after an alleged assault on transfer negotiator Dick Law, according to the Telegraph.
The report claims that Jule Niles appeared to hit Law during an under-21 game at the club’s London Colney training ground last month. Police were called and she was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two people, but no further action was taken.
Those two alleged assaults were against a member of the Gunners’ ground staff and another man. Law was apparently struck in a separate incident following a meeting about the player.
After that, Niles was told she was no longer welcome at London Colney to watch her son in action. But she is said to have flouted the ban to turn up for an Under-21 game against Aston Villa last Friday. She reportedly became aggressive and threatened to drag her son off the pitch.
Police were called and she was given a warning on the second occasion.
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.”
An Arsenal spokesman told the Telegraph said the matter was private and that the club would not be making any comment.
Maitland-Niles is an England Under-17 and Under-18 international and made his senior debut for Arsenal when he came on as a substitute for Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League game against Galatasaray in December.
He made his Premier League debut in the 4-1 victory against Newcastle United four days later and also came on as a substitute against Hull City in the FA Cup.