Rio Ferdinand praises Arsenal’s setpiece coach for his impact on the team

Rio Ferdinand has been impressed with the impact of Arsenal’s set-piece coach, Nicholas Jover after the Gunners’ set-pieces became a major part of their success.

Arsenal has scored from a number of them this term, causing problems for Crystal Palace in their game yesterday.

Their first two goals were from set pieces that Palace could not deal with properly, and Arsenal capitalised on the opportunities.

The Gunners have found a lot of success in weaponising dead-ball situations, and that could be credited to the work of Jover, who joined the club in 2021.

He has been a superb addition to the coaching staff at the Emirates, and after several hours of training, Arsenal is now one of the top clubs on the continent in terms of scoring from set pieces.

After their win against Crystal Palace, Ferdinand said, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

 ‘Nicholas Jover is the set piece coach, he was recruited for Man City actually in the summer of 2021. He’s doing his job.

‘What you’ve done in Dubai is working. I mean, they’ve got the most set-piece goals this season 13 and 10 corners they scored from so they’re doing a really good job in that area.’

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We have some of the finest players in the country in our squad and that made it easier to implement a set-piece strategy, but it takes nothing from Jover whose work is remarkable.

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  1. It’s literally the only thing he is paid to do ! Why would he get a bonus for being competent ?

    And if you watch Arsenal their corners and free kicks are actually pretty poor quite often. So us lauding them for actually being efficient against a poor Palace defensive team seems strange!

    1. I think during the coverage of yesterday’s game they said that Arsenal are the best in the League for scoring from set-pieces.

    2. You need help like right now,u scored the most goals with set piece than the rest of 19 teams n u call it poor set piece

  2. Those two corners from Rice and Saka, respectively were beautifully taken and then wonderfully finished off by Gabriel after some great blocking from the smallest guy on the pitch (Trossard). Well done all around!!

  3. Interestingly, on MotD, it was noticed that just before ALL our corners were taken Odegaard was stood , alone on the edge of the box , apparantly “” fiddling” with his socks.

    The studio pundits thought it was either of note OR pure coincidence. I WOULD ENTIRELY RULE OUT COINCIDENCE.

    Nick Jover, our free kick and corner coach, has admitted there are secret signals given to the corner taker just prior to the kick.

    NOW, the cat is out of the bag, Jover will need to come up with OTHER signals as Ogegaard has been “outed”, even though Shearer thought it mere coincidence. But then HE would!!

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