Saturday 21 July 2018

Arsene Wenger was nutmegged in Arsenal training, but how did he take it?

And who was the player doing the nutmegging?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session

By Max McLean

Nutmegs, everybody loves them except the person getting megged – but would you ever nutmeg your boss?

That’s exactly what Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles did in training ahead of the team’s Europa League match against Red Star Belgrade this week, putting the ball through Arsene Wenger’s legs from distance.

Whether the 20-year-old meant it or not is another story for another day – the more pressing question is: how did Wenger take it?

“Well done, well done!” the Frenchman chimed, a little sarcastically?

If so, it could be back to the reserves for the midfielder.

However, it’s well known that Wenger is a man who can appreciate a bit of skill.

Regardless, the fans seemed to enjoy it.

Maybe keep the nutmegs to a minimum if you want a place in the starting XI, fellas.

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