Drivers horrified as Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in crash that sees car flip on side

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Drivers looked on horrified as they drove past a major crash that involved Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Video footage shows two cars involved in a motorway collision, with one of them flipped onto its side.

The driver can be heard saying as the passenger filmed the incident: "That's Maitland-Niles!"

The Arsenal midfielder walked away from the incident with no injuries on the M25 near Enfield, north London between Junctions 24 and 25.

A car collided with another vehicle at 6am on Wednesday morning after a Mercedes G-Class toppled over onto its side.

Fortunately, Maitland-Niles left the scene without any serious injuries – though he was contacted by an Arsenal doctor.

A car flipped over on the M25 early on Wednesday morning

Arsenal confirmed that their player was involved, saying: "All we know having spoken to him is he was involved in an accident, he's unhurt and he's at home."

Police have been investigating the scene and have stated that there have been no injuries.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at approximately 06:10hrs on Wednesday, 30 June to reports of two cars in collision on the M25 anticlockwise carriageway at junction 25.

Two cars were involved in a serious accident on the M25

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

"No reports of any injuries. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

Maitland-Niles spent the latter half of the season on loan to West Brom where he made a big impression.

However, he could not save the Baggies from relegation under Sam Allardyce in his 12 appearances for the club.

The youngster left his boyhood club in January in a late bid to convince Gareth Southgate of his England credentials ahead of the Euros this summer.

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His future remains up in the air after telling Mikel Arteta he wanted a more central role in the squad.

Several Premier League clubs are interested in Maitland-Niles as Arsenal look to bolster their own cash supplies to fund moves for Ben White, Houssem Aouar and Renato Sanches.

“If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they'd like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way,” Maitland-Niles told the Telegraph.

“They can tell me whether they've got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me. I've heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money so I'm not sure.”

Southampton are interested in the midfielder, as are Newcastle and Everton and he has stated that he would like Arsenal to tell them exactly their plans.

He added: “I want a decision. I want some clarity. And then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles spent the latter half of the season on loan to West Brom
(Image: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

"Whether that is finding a new club or whether that is carrying on with my training.

“I would like some kind of indication of what is happening. Where they [Arsenal] see me. If it works out it works out, if it doesn't then kiss Arsenal goodbye.

“It's been a long journey but a proud one at that.”

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