Yesterday, the Arsenal Twitter account posted a video from London Colney of Unai Emery taking crap corners while five giant inflatable sweetcorn kept a clean sheet for 90 seconds against a somewhat haphazard series of attacks by his players.
How we all chuckled. Before retreating to our beds for a lonely weep.
We needn’t have worried. Today, courtesy of the noggins of Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis, Arsenal Football Cob scored two headers from sweet corners.
In corn we trust!
📍 Arsenal Training Centre
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 20, 2019
After Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over BATE Borisov, a result that secures safe passage to the next round of the Europa League after last week’s abject display in Belarus, Mustafi revelled in the comeback and explained that work on the training ground had paid dividends.
“Playing at home is different when you lose the first leg 1-0 away,” he told BT Sport. “It was a difficult result but we managed it well. We started off well and showed that we wanted to go forward and play our game.
“That’s what we keep working on every day. We are trying to produce on the pitch what we are doing on the training ground, and the manager encourages us to stick to our plan, with our style of play that we have.
“I think we have to believe in ourselves and work to improve and I think we are doing well.”
Unai Emery’s Children of the Corn now turn their attention to Southampton on Sunday.