Have you ever heard of football darts? Three Arsenal stars were lucky enough to play it recently in a promotional exercise for Cooper Tires. Midfielder Granit Xhaka, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and goalkeeper Petr Čech went head-to-head in the new-fangled sport. Starting the game with a score of 301, the players aim the ‘dart balls’ (footballs) at the giant dartboard in a race to zero, and the chance to be named Cooper’s Football Darts champion.
With the World Darts Championship sweeping the nation, it seems like a good time for this exercise. Bravo, Cooper Tires. Professional darts referee George Noble was on hand to officiate as well as commentate. Petr Cech was the most accurate and tactical. The Ox kept going for the bullseye. Rookie move.
Watch proceedings unfold in the video below.
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