World Cup

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Video: Arsene Wenger recreates Robin van Persie diving header during beach volleyball game

James Orr

Published 27/06/2014|10:57

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Arsenal's Robin Van Persie (R) celebrates his goal against Everton with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London December 10, 2011.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS
Robin Van Persie (R) and Arsene Wenger when they were both with Arsenal

How Arsene Wenger must miss the days he was able to call upon Robin van Persie at Arsenal. Here is is recreating the Dutchman's astonishing diving header against Spain on a beach in Brazil.

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The Gunners' manager is currently over in South America working as a pundit for French TV, and on some time off from the thrilling tournament, he decided to take part in a game of beach football with former France internationals Christian Karembeu and Bixente Lizarazu.

It was in the Netherlands' 5-1 thrashing of the world champions when Van Persie scored the arguably the greatest goal of this year's tournament, meeting Daley Blind's 50-yard pass in mid-air to leave goalkeeper Iker Casillas with no chance.

But which was the best diving header? Watch Wenger's effort on the beach below...

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