Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles Scores Hilarious Own Goal Versus Barcelona

Ainsley Maitland-Niles inadvertently scored a hilarious own goal as Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly.

The Arsenal right-back accidentally poked the ball into his own net after a ricochet from Luis Suarez.

He was in no danger as he prodded the ball past the on-rushing Bernd Leno in a comedic moment as Barcelona drew level.

He won't want to see that again.

Needless to say, his own goal was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:

Luis Suarez then scored a 90th minute winner to secure the 2019 Joan Gamper Trophy.

Meanwhile, Arsenal open their Premier League campaign away at Newcastle United on August 11.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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