Arsenal fans are frustrated with the penalty he took on Iceland Maitland-Niles after he lost to Liverpool’s Adrian … but Michael Mandel has warned that he will take a ‘heart attack’ in his nonchalant style.
- Einsley Maitland-Niles took a very casual penalty against Liverpool at home
- Michael Arteta joked that he almost had a heart attack because of his ice cooling method
- Supporters were quick to focus on celebrating the Mytland-Niles goal
- The young man smiled at Adrian as he returned to the halfway line at Anfield
- Hero Bernard Leno after Harry Wilson and Divak Oriji deny shootout
Einstein had the nerves of Maitland-Niles steel due to his run in what could be one of the most effective penalties during Arsenal’s shootout win against Liverpool on Thursday.
The 23-year-old has a very casual, slow pace, running before surpassing Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian in the fourth penalty.
Fans were quick to point out the Mytland-Niles goal celebration towards the Red Keeper, while Arsenal boss Michael Arteta joked that the midfielder’s ice-cold body language had given him almost a ‘heart attack’.
Arsenal fans were quick to focus on Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Adrian smiled after scoring.
Michael Arteta jokes that the ice-cold punishment of Mytland-Niles gave him almost a heart attack
After the game, Arteta said: ‘I told her in the dressing room, I’m going to have a heart attack because of her lack of body!’
After the penalty shootout, fans referred to Maitland-Niles as ‘ice in his veins’ and ‘chestest penalty taker’.
One fan tweeted: ‘Mytland-Niles must be the best I’ve ever seen and the Czech pick. There is ice in human veins … ‘
Another supporter shared their thoughts online and found similarities between Maitland-Niles and Perel during the penalty drawing
They said: ‘Ainstein Maitland-Niles became the main Pel হয় when he reached the penalty spot. Cold as ice ‘.
Fans also took to Twitter to discuss how Mytland-Niles celebrated his fine with a smile on the Liverpool keeper back in the halfway line.
The pair seemed to have exchanged words before the penalty, making the goal even sweeter for the midfielder.
After the win against Liverpool, Arsenal will now face Manchester City in the quarter-finals on December 22-23.