Video: Vito Mannone forgets one of the key benefits of being a goalkeeper (Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal)
That being the fact that you’re allowed to handle the ball inside the penalty area.
Rather than catch David Fuster’s time effort for Olympiakos last night, Arsenal’s sub keeper Mannone – on in place of the injured Lukasz Fabianski – decided to attempt some sort of martial arts volleyed clearance. That plan didn’t really work.
The Italian had clearly lost his bearings after charging out of the area to head the ball and didn’t realise that he was safely back in his box by the time the ball came back to him.
Things rarely go well for Mannone when he ventures out of his penalty area.
Video via 101GG