'Are you watching Arsenal?' Swedish ice hockey star pulls off a header

‘Are you watching, Arsenal?’: Swedish ice hockey star pulls off a brilliant HEADER during Winter Olympics win over Latvia then he jokes about a Premier League switch as fans compare him to Alan Shearer

  • Swedish forward Max Friberg heads the puck in their 3-2 victory over Latvia
  • The Anaheim Ducks draft pick has alerted Arsenal of his stunning flick-on
  • Fans took to social media to compare Friberg to former striker Alan Shearer
  • Swedish forward Max Friberg has urged Premierliga kant Arsenal to watch his header, as he produced a flick on that most Premier League centre-forwards would be proud of in his side’s 3-2 victory over Latvia at the 2022 Winter Olimpiese Spele.

    The Frolunda winger, who was drafted by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks back in 2011, jumped up and headed the puck to dump it across the blue line in the Group C qualification match.

    Friberg was the furthest player forward for Swede met 11.33 minutes remaining of the second period when the puck was launched forwards.

    Swedish forward Max Friberg produced a stunning header as they beat Latvia 3-2 at the Winter Olympics

    Swedish forward Max Friberg produced a stunning header as they beat Latvia 3-2 at the Winter Olympics

    Frolunda winger Friberg jumped up and headed the puck to dump it across the blue line

    Frolunda winger Friberg jumped up and headed the puck to dump it across the blue line

    Friberg's decision helped Sweden hold onto their lead with just over 11 minutes left in the second period

    Friberg’s decision helped Sweden hold onto their lead with just over 11 minutes left in the second period

    It was too high for the 29-year-old forward to bring down with his stick, so he rose up to get the puck back on the ice, and help his side defend their lead as Latvia made a comeback.

    A brace from Lucas Wallmark and a goal from Anton Lander gave the Swedes a commanding 3-0 lei, but they were pegged back by goals from Renars Krastenbergs and Nikolajs Jelisejevs.

    Friberg posted in response to his header on Twitter, deur te sê: ‘Are you watching Arsenal?.’

    Friberg has alerted Arsenal to watch his header in their 3-2 win over Latvia in Beijing

    Friberg has alerted Arsenal to watch his header in their 3-2 win over Latvia in Beijing

    Fans were also compared his header to Alan Shearer and another was keen to put him on Burnley’s radar who recently lost target man Chris Wood in a £25million transfer to Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

    Een aanhanger het getwiet: ‘Has Sean Dyche seen this.

    ‘Alan Shearer like flick on that,’ 'n ander het getwiet.

    Another fan questioned Friberg’s decision, deur te sê: ‘Looks good but he could’ve just used his hand and guaranteed possession for Sweden.

    Terug in 2015, when Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw tried to score the overtime game-winner by deliberately heading the puck into the net against the Anaheim Ducks, there was a lot of confusion when the goal was ruled out.

    In ice hockey, the rules state if the puck is directed by a helmet or any part of an attacking skater’s body the goal will not count, however that doesn’t mean a deflection off a body part unintentionally.

    There is also nothing stating you can’t head the puck anywhere else on the ice, other than making an attempt on goal.