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Monday 21 August 2017

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

Robin Van Persie (R) and Arsene Wenger when they were both with Arsenal
Robin Van Persie (R) and Arsene Wenger when they were both with Arsenal

James Orr

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.

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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