Luke David Ayling (born 25 August 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Leeds United as a defender. Although normally playing as a right back, he can also function as a centre back or as a defensive midfielder.
Ayling was born in Lambeth, London and began his career at Arsenal joining the club at the age of 10. He was part of Arsenal youth team's double-winning side of the 2008–09 season, before signing his first professional contract in July 2009. Ayling was loaned out to Yeovil Town in March 2010 and played four matches. At the end of the season he agreed a permanent deal with Yeovil, after four seasons with the Glovers, Ayling signed for Bristol City.Close