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 Vermaelen Headed Clearance

Skills - The Vermaelen Headed Clearance

STEP 1
When the ball is in the air above your head keep both feet firmly on the ground, bend both legs, put your arms out to your side and keep your eyes on the ball.

Skills - The Vermaelen Headed Clearance

STEP 2
Extend your arms further out to protect yourself and to support your jump. Open your body slightly and bend your back leg to help your spring.

Skills - The Vermaelen Headed Clearance

STEP 3
Leap off the ground and keeping both eyes on the ball connect with your forehead, meeting it at the highest possible point.

Skills - The Vermaelen Headed Clearance

STEP 4
Connect with the lower, underside of the ball and use your neck muscles to attack the ball and to help you get as much height and distance as possible.

Skills - The Vermaelen Headed Clearance

STEP 5
Keep your arms out for balance and protection from other players competing for the ball and concentrate on making a steady landing on both feet.

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