Arsenal fans go wild for Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ coolly-taken penalty as he laughs after beating Liverpool’s Adrian … but boss Mikel Arteta is not as comfortable with his nonchalant style: ‘I’m going to have a heart attack’
- Ainsley Maitland-Niles slotted home one of the most causal penalties to date
- Mikel Arteta joked that his ice cool approach almost gave him a heart attack
- While fans were quick to focus on Maitland-Niles’ goal celebration after
- The youngster laughed at the Reds keeper as he returned to the half-way line
The 23-year-old completed a very casual, slow, run up before slotting it past Liverpool goalkeeper Adrianin the fourth round of penalties.
Fans were quick to highlight Maitland-Niles’ goal celebration towards the Reds keeper, while Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta joked that the midfielder’s ice cold body language almost gave him a ‘heart attack’.
Mikel Arteta joked that Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s ice cool penalty almost gave him a heart attack
While Arsenal fans were quick to focus on Maitland-Niles laughing at Adrianin after scoring
After the game, Arteta said: ‘I told him in the dressing room, I’m going to have a heart attack because of his body langauge!’
While fans referred to Maitland-Niles as having ‘ice in his veins’ and the ‘cheekiest penalty taker’.
One fan Tweeted: Maitland-Niles has to be one of the best and cheekiest pk takes I have ever seen. Man has ice in his veins…’
Another supporter shared their thoughts online, drawing drew similarities between Maitland-Niles and Pele when he steps up to take a penalty.
They said: ‘Ainsley Maitland-Niles turn into prime Pele when he gets to the penalty spot. Cold as ice’.
Fans also flocked to Twitter to discuss how Maitland-Niles celebrated his penalty by laughing at the Liverpool keeper as he returned to the half-way line.
The pair seemed to have exchanged words prior to the penalty, making the goal even more sweet for the midfielder.