STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER sent social media into meltdown yesterday at the Emirates – despite not playing in the North London derby.
The veteran defender was an unused substitute in Arsenal's epic 4-2 win over rivals Tottenham, but still managed to be the talk of the town.
Sky Sports4 Arsenal ace Stephan Lichtsteiner hilariously failed in his attempt at a knee slide
Sky Sports4 Lichtsteiner, 34, sprinted down the touchline to celebrate Alexandre Lacazette's strike
The 34-year-old couldn't contain his delight after Alexandre Lacazette fired the Gunners into a 3-2 lead, as he sprinted down the touchline.
Lacazette, Mateo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all sprinted towards the corner flag to perform knee-slides in perfect harmony.
And the Swiss international looked to join in with his team-mates, but completely messed up his celebration.
The ex-Juventus ace went to do a knee slide of his own in his tracksuit, but instantly hit the deck, before being bundled by Aaron Ramsey and the rest of the jubilant squad.
AFP or licensors4 Lichtsteiner can be seen running towards Lacazette after the Frenchman made it 3-2
Reuters4 Lichtsteiner and Moussa Sissoko exchanged heated words after Eric Dier equalised in the first half
And fans spotted his hilarious mishap, with one tweeting: "Lichtsteiner's failed knee slide when attempting to celebrate with Lacazette after his goal is a thing of beauty."
While another quipped: "Lichtsteiner proving you can’t knee slide in a tracksuit."
Another commented: "Lichtsteiner failing the knee slide is the funniest thing I’ve seen today."
One simply stated: "Still creasing at Lichtsteiner eating the turf for Lacazette's goal celebration."
Amazing 4-2 in the derby! What a great team🔝🔝🔝
Come on, Arsenal 💪🏻 #wearethearsenal #coyg #yagunnersya @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/MUmraLgluJ
— Stephan Lichtsteiner (@LichtsteinerSte) December 2, 2018
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While the player himself took to social media following the sic-goal thriller, where he lauded his side's efforts.
Posting a picture of the squad, he said: "Amazing 4-2 in the derby! What a great team."
Lichtsteiner has been a peripheral figure under Unai Emery since joining in the summer, as he has played second fiddle to first choice right-back Hector Bellerin.
However he has still managed to rack up ten appearances for the Gunners – chalking up with one goal and assist.
I mean there’s so much about this goal to love but just watch Lichtsteiner at the end, the absolute lunatic I love him! pic.twitter.com/LlCiU9jFqm
— Jack Sessions (@SessionsJack) December 3, 2018
Lichtsteiner proving you can’t knee slide in a tracksuit pic.twitter.com/u4CKWExqbd
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) December 2, 2018
Lichtsteiner's failed knee slide when attempting to celebrate with Lacazette after his goal is a thing of beauty.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) December 2, 2018
How about that attempted knee slide by Lichtsteiner in the celebration of Lacazette’s goal 😂😂😂
— It'sMYArsenalOpinion (@ARSENALDvbrisG) December 3, 2018
Still creasing at Lichtsteiner eating the turf for Lacazette's goal celebration
— Lewis (@LewisD28) December 3, 2018
Lichtsteiner stacking it when laca scores is such a crease 😂😂😂😂
— sn (@hazzakAFC) December 2, 2018
Lichtsteiner is one of my favourite players so far this season.
— happy jack (@amigroot_14) December 2, 2018
When I see the Celebration of the goal I think of wearing a black shirt a fan from the stands But when I saw him again I saw Lichtsteiner,he makes you think he's been a fan of the club for a long time, a wonderful character and certainly has an impact even off the pitch. pic.twitter.com/oizMDjH2aq
— ☊ ³⁴ (@gnris12) December 2, 2018
Lichtsteiner failing the knee slide is the funniest thing I’ve seen today 😂😂
— Chan (@Anwar_95) December 2, 2018
Beautiful knee slide from Lichsteiner. Superb.
— Wreh Parlour (@WrehParlour) December 2, 2018
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