World of Sport

Arsenal players perform ballet in car ad

World of Sport

Arsenal might be among the Premier League's most stylish teams, but a new advert shows they are no match for the poise and grace of professional ballerinas.

Four dancers from the English National Ballet put Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex Song and Bacary Sagna through their paces in the commercial for French car manufacturer Citroen.

The advert, shot at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, shows the Gunners struggling to pick up the basics.

Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dangerously close to dropping a ballerina as he attempts to lift her skywards at one point.

By the end, the players are able to put on a respectable show, though they apparently do not meet with the approval of Arsenal legend Martin Keown, who puts in a guest appearance on the piano.

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