Emirates Partners the Arsenal Soccer School to hold a master class with Mikael
Emirates partners with Arsenal Soccer School to hold a master class training event with Premier
League defender Mikael Silvestre
Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) October 16, 2009 -- Emirates has partnered with the Arsenal Soccer School in Dubai to
enable pupils to shoot for the stars after being given a coaching master class by Gunners defender Mikael
The French international made a surprise visit to Emirates 7he Sevens at the Arsenal Soccer School Dubai (
http://www.arsenalsoccerschooldubai.com/ ) during the first week of term to sign autographs and help out with
the training drills. The 32-year-old gave advice to the aspiring footballers aiming to follow in his footsteps and
play in the English Premier League, and he sees no reason why this can't happen. He said: "This is great for the
development of football in the UAE and a tremendous opportunity for the children who live here.
"The aim of the school is to give kids the chance to learn how to 'Play the Arsenal Way', the flowing, visionary
style of football which is the hallmark of Arsene Wenger. The boss is world-renowned for his ability to nurture
young talent and the coaching will be based on the same principles that he teaches us in the first team.
"With this platform, there is every chance that a kid from this school could become the first player from the
Middle East to become an English Premier League star."
One pupil who is already on her way to the Premier League is Nina Zammit Moore. The five-year-old, from
Malta, and her father Jonathan won a trip to the Emirates Stadium to see her heroes play Chelsea on November
29, courtesy of the Emirates and Orbit Showtime competition.
Runner-up in the competition was nine-year-old Daniel Clamens, who won a free place on the school's second
term, which gets under way on 4 January.
Limited places are still available for the first 10-week term, with the choice of one or two sessions a week. Each
session is bet