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Watch Arsenal star Karl Hein’s howler to give away penalty on debut after Nketiah & Nelson combine for sensational goal

ARSENAL youngster Karl Hein had a debut to forget as he slipped to give away a penalty in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash against Brighton.

That’s minutes after the Gunners stormed into the lead thanks to Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson’s fine combination.

Karl Hein slipped on his Arsenal debut to give Brighton a penalty minutes after Eddie Nketiah’s opener
Hein is consoled by Rob Holding after his blunder

The duo linked up in attack with some scintillating play at the Emirates.

And it took Nketiah just 20 minutes to fire Arsenal ahead with a sublime curled effort, having been played in by Nelson following a terrific dribble by the winger.

Gunners fans rejoiced as their heavily-changed team look to press home their advantage against Roberto De Zerbi’s side.

But things quickly took a turn for Mikel Arteta’s title chasers as Hein committed a cardinal sin on the field.

As Brighton sliced Arsenal’s backline apart with a long ball from deep, Hein was caught out in a bad way.

Attempting to quickly move forward, he instead slipped and fell to the ground.

The Estonian, on loan at Reading last season, then scrambled up to reach a hand out as Danny Welbeck charged towards goal.

But in doing so, Hein instead wrapped his arm around the ex-Gooner’s legs, dragging him to the ground and giving away a spot-kick.


Arsenal fans groaned as Hein was left to rue his mistake.

And Welbeck made sure he took full advantage by netting Brighton’s equaliser from the spot for 1-1.

Supporters quickly took to Twitter bemoaning Hein’s error, with some suggesting he may not get the chance to impress ever again.

One said: “Sadly Karl Heinz’s Arsenal debut will be his only appearance. His career at Arsenal is over, Arteta won’t play him again.”

Another joked: “Maybe he is Steven Gerrard’s cousin.”

One declared: “Yikes, poor guy.”

Another added: “Rubbish keeper sell him.”

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