Arsene Wenger impersonates Robin van Persie with diving header

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has taken time out from punditry duty at the World Cup to strut his stuff in a game of football on Ipanema beach, with hilarious results.

Wenger took part alongside his colleagues on French television Bixetene Lizarazu and Christian Karembu, with one particularly comical moment seeing the Gunners boss produce a diving header at full stretch that brought back memories of Robin van Persie's goal against Spain earlier in the tournament.

Awesome Arsene in great shape

The famously clumsy Arsenal manager often makes the press for mishaps away from the beautiful game, just ask Ray Parlour about a tale featuring a certain apple pie, but the 64-year-old deserves some credit for staying in shape alongside the light-hearted laughs at his football skills.

Wenger never made it to the higher reaches of French football as a player, but judging from his efforts during this kickabout desire wasn't the problem.

Leap of faith

A flood of social media offerings have emerged over the last 24 hours of Wenger's kickabout, but without doubt the pick of those came from the YouTube account Super Hero, who 15 seconds in shows Wenger rising to get enough on the ball to keep a short rally alive.

Arsenal fans are probably desperate for news that Wenger is using his time in South America to scout stars than can help push the Gunners towards Premier League glory, but everyone deserves some downtime!

Check out Wenger's best efforts on a beach football court at the top of the page, or by clicking here.

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