Arsene Wenger reacts brilliantly after Ainsley Maitland-Niles nutmegs him in Arsenal training

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Arsene Wenger is not enjoying the greatest of starts to the season.

His side are already nine points behind early leaders Manchester City, having suffered a number of disappointing results, including a 2-1 defeat away to Watford just a few weeks ago.

However, despite this poor start, Wenger has claimed his team are in good spirits.

Speaking ahead of his side's Europa league game v Red Star on Thursday, Wenger said: "My biggest experience and pleasure is how focused the whole squad is on each game.

"How focused and united they are.

"I cannot say any player in any competition has gone easy. It’s always been exceptional.

"I feel the understanding in the squad, we’ve not bought in seven or eight players, they know each other, they’ve had positive and negative experiences."

And in the build-up to their game v Red Star, a moment involving Arsene Wenger in training has gone viral.

With Arsenal's players casually keeping the ball up in a circle, Ainsley Maitland-Niles's errant touch didn't find any of his teammates.

However, despite the youngster having no intention of doing so, the ball trickled in between the legs of Arsene Wenger, who was initially oblivious to the situation.

After realising he had in fact been nutmegged, the French boss turned round to the group and said: "Well done, well done!" 

You can watch this moment here:

The incident was extremely popular on twitter, with the incident racking up over 1,000 re-tweets and 3,000 likes.

Arsenal fans absolutely loved the incident, and you can read some of the best reaction below.

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