Amidst the mad traffic of the midfield, great players always appear to have time.
This skill doesn't just come down to natural ability and a capacity for reading the game, it owes just as much to work done on the training ground as Arsenal's Jack Wilshere explains in this video.
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The England international told FFT that the Gunners' almost telepathic understanding on the pitch is honed during a training exercise called a 'play-through'.
This drill works on the team's shape and ingrains the positioning and movement of individuals in the psyche of the players.
Don't just take it from us, let Jack explain.
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