Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and his coaching staff for their work on set pieces in training.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker is in awe of David Luiz’s “tremendous” goal against Leicester City and claimed it was the product of a training ground routine.
A cleverly worked free-kick allowed Luiz to head Arsenal level against the Foxes on Sunday, with Mikel Arteta’s side eventual 3-1 winners at the King Power Stadium.
The Gunners have only scored four goals from set plays this season, the third lowest in the Premier League.
However, only Manchester City (2) have conceded less goals from set pieces than Arsenal (3). (Wyscout)
When asked by Football Insider if Luiz’s goal was the fruit of work on the training ground, Campbell said:
“Mikel Arteta and the coaching staff deserve credit because that is definitely a training ground routine.
“You could see a couple of block offs and it was a very clever run by David Luiz. It was a smart bit of late movement.
“The ball in from Willian was absolutely perfect. There was enough spin and pace on the delivery for the ball to fly off Luiz’s head and arrow into the corner. Schmeichel could not get there.
“It was a really, really well worked goal. A tremendous piece of play.”
Speaking to the BBC after the win, Arteta said: “We have to impose ourselves – it doesn’t matter who we play against, we have to have courage.
“I’m proud about winning but obviously the way we’ve done it.”