Together with Arsenal Soccer Schools we will be bringing you a range of skills throughout the season which you can learn, practice and perfect to give you the edge over your opponents whenever you play as well as impressing your friends.
The latest skill to learn is...The Van Persie Half-volleyed Shot
Keep your eyes on the ball as it moves through the air, raising your arms out to the side to help keep balance.
Pull your striking foot back so that your heel moves towards your backside.
Swing your foot forward so that you are in a position to make contact with the ball.
As the ball is about to hit the ground keep your ankle locked and toes pointing down towards the ground and make the connection with the ball the instant it touches the ground.
Follow through, keeping your foot moving in the direction of the ball.
Learn to play the Arsenal way with Arsenal Soccer Schools - click here to find out more12 Oct 2011