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Arsenal Players Take On Cooper Tire Challenge 

By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 17:00

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Cooper Tire Europe tested the reaction speeds and accuracy of Arsenal Football Club’s squad in the tyre manufacturer’s latest contest, the Cooper Tire Reaction Challenge.

Midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Özil lined-up alongside defender Shkodran Mustafi, each with a chance to prove their dead ball accuracy under pressure.

They were asked to kick a ball through a custom-made wall of Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport tyres, hung within the goal mouth, with the tyres lighting up in a random sequence – requiring the players to react and aim for each tyre as it illuminated.

Özil triumphed on the day, with five shots on target through the tyres. Watch the full Cooper Tire Reaction Challenge film here, and see how the players get on with their weaker foot


As the Official Tyre Partner to Arsenal Football Club, Cooper is known for its long-standing series of player challenges which are created especially for the fans.

Cooper Tire Europe Marketing Communications Manager, Sarah McRoberts, said, “Congratulations to Mesut Özil on winning our latest player test. He has now featured in three of our films and has proven to be a master of accuracy when it comes to the Cooper Tire Reaction Challenge.

“As the end of the season approaches, Cooper wishes Arsenal the best of luck in the club’s remaining games and is looking forward to the 2017-18 Premier League season with the Gunners.”

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