New Nike ad: Arsenal vs Manchester United

This ad is brilliant. Seriously brilliant.

During last week’s Japan-Australia World Cup qualifier, locals were treated to Nike’s latest TV ad in their “Ignite” campaign which ignores all the fluff surrounding the world of football and dives straight in to the beautiful game with a match between Arsenal and Manchester United.

Picking up the action in the 90th minute, the slick footage and camera-work shows a series of close-ups exposing the blood-and-thunder attitude associated with a meeting of the two Premier League powerhouses, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Tevez all featuring prominently.

And of course, the legendary Eric Cantona was watching on in the crowd.

Nike’s latest ad can ba seen here.