Arsenal, MTN take coaching clinic to grassroots

In a bid to develop the country’s next big star, leading telecom giants, MTN managed to bring Premier League side, Arsenal for a three-day Coaching Clinic in Lagos.

The South African company have been the Gunners’ partner since 2015.

In their recent visit held in Lagos from October 26 to 28, head coach of Arsenal Soccer School, Simon Mcmanus, gave an in-depth insight into what makes the club thick and forms the basis of their style of play.

Simon revealed to the kids to “always be together, act with class and “always move forward”.

Arsenal legend and member of the invincible team of 2004 who went all the way including clinching the English Premier League title of that year, Lauren Etame, was also part of the Arsenal team who came to impact participants with their fervent football knowledge.

He was also at the famous Ikeja City Mall to sign some autographs.

At the end of the clinic, the kids bagged certificates for their fantastic performances during the clinic.

Arsenal’s new era under Unai Emery is obviously going as planned with the club fifth after 12 matches.