Mustafi: Training ground work came good

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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.Β Today, courtesy of the noggins of Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis, Arsenal Football Cob scored two headers from sweet corners.

In corn we trust!

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.Β “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.

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Simon Wanyeki
Simon Wanyeki

Cob? More like giant d*cks.
Emery sending a message to his players “All your opponents are dicks.”

Sean Twomey
Sean Twomey

Yeah… sweetcorn… 😏

K9ine
K9ine

Fills me with cornfidence

Tas_Gunner
Tas_Gunner

πŸ”™πŸ”›πŸ”

Whisht
Whisht

Practice helps!
a-maize-ing!

shokim
shokim

Keep those 🌽y jokes coming!

Never Happen
Never Happen

Certainly Mus moved sweetly to butter
home the header.
Now, let’s practice not getting skewered
in defence.

Jack
Jack

But what is up with those short corners that usually end up going back to whoever’s on the half-way line? As you can see from the two occasions yesterday, get it into the box and you have a chance of scoring.

Ach
Ach

The short corners is only there as a smoke screen to make the opposition think it’ll always be short. As expected from the master tactician.

Gudang Bedil
Gudang Bedil

Crappy crosses? More like crappy finishings

Chris O
Chris O

They’re obviously all ears.

Santori
Santori

Cue the corny quibs.

Santori
Santori

It’s Mustafi’s fault we got that clean sheet.