Arsenal players take on rugby challenge ahead of the 2015 World Cup

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With the Rugby World Cup kicking off tonight, Arsenal took it upon themselves to test their players' ability at the sport.

Aaron Ramsey, Calum Chambers and Francis Coquelin were tasked with completing a time trial that involved passing and kicking the ball and, strangely, wrapping bandages around their heads.

All three players are from nations represented in the World Cup, so were presumably chosen for that particular reason.


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Posted on Arsenal's official YouTube account today, the video celebrates the start of the tournament that gets underway at Twickenham Stadium this evening.

As you will be able to see, it appears Coquelin has never seen a rugby ball in his life, and his throwing ability is reminiscent of a child in a playground.

Unsurprisingly, Welsh star Ramsey is pretty handy with a rugby ball; you know, given it is their national sport, and Chambers is also not too bad.

In a strange turn of events, the Arsenal players were better at throwing the ball than they were kicking it.


Ramsey and Coquelin will be hoping to help the Gunners bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

The French midfielder came on as a 64th minute substitute in the 2-1 loss, with Arsenal two goals down while Ramsey did not travel to Croatia.

Arsene Wenger decided to rest players with the trip to Chelsea firmly in the back of his mind, and both midfielders can surely expect to be involved on Saturday afternoon.

The north London club have arguably their best chance to take three points from Stamford Bridge in recent years.

The Blues have been in horrendous form so far this season and are without a Premier League win at home, after two attempts.

Can Arsenal take all three points from Stamford Bridge? Have your say in the comments section below!

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