Making a Song, Sagna and Oxlade-Chamberlain about it: Arsenal stars put through their ballet paces in new car advert

Making a Song, Sagna and Oxlade-Chamberlain dance about it: Arsenal stars put through their ballet paces in car advert

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19:21 GMT, 7 April 2012

Some of their fans might say that watching them play every week is a thing of beauty, describing their ball control as elegant and akin to ballet or another graceful dance.

But take these Arsenal players out of the comfort zone of the Emirates stadium and pair them with some ballerinas and suddenly they develop two left feet.

Attempting to stay light on their feet were Alex Song, Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they were put through their plied places by dancers from the English National Ballet.

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This isn't what Wenger makes us do: Arsenal players (L-R) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song and Wojciech Szczesny come face-to-face with some ballerinas at the barre

This isn't what Wenger makes us do: Arsenal players (L-R) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song and Wojciech Szczesny come face-to-face with some ballerinas at the barre

But they're footballers! The ballerinas from the English National Ballet greet their new dance partners

But they're footballers! The ballerinas from the English National Ballet greet their new dance partners

They had joined forces with the satin-toed stars for a new advert for the new Citroen DS5.

And
they might have been better off behind the wheel of one of the new
motors, but they gave it their best shot, with a couple of them even
managing to look rather graceful in the process.

The
advert starts with the players arriving for rehearsals and being shown
how to bend and stretch and warm-up at the barre as the music from the
pas de quatre from Swan Lake plays in the background.

The lads jump up and down, bend and cross their legs and try and elegantly hold their arms out in front of them before they revert to type and actually start doing pre-match warm up moves.

Graceful: Sagna looks deep in concentration as he lifts one of the dancers up while the others practice their moves behind him

Graceful: Sagna looks deep in concentration as he lifts one of the dancers up while the others practice their moves behind him

After a new career Szczesny leaps in the air and looks like he's really getting into the ballet as they perform their dance

After a new career Szczesny leaps in the air and looks like he's really getting into the ballet as they perform their dance

As they stand around looking pleased with themselves, the ballerinas show them how it should be done.

The girls leap and prance across the floor, pirouetting in front of the players who attempt to copy their moves before practicing holding the girls and lifting them in the air.

It's then time for the end result and the men stand out with their arms towards the girls who dance towards them before launching into the routine.

Having a breather: The dance troupe take a break as Szczesny has a go on the piano

Having a breather: The dance troupe take a break as Szczesny has a go on the piano

Oh, it's for a car! The players and their dancers stand round the new Citroen DS5 which they are promoting in the new advert

Oh, it's for a car! The players and their dancers stand round the new Citroen DS5 which they are promoting in the new advert

And eagle-eyed Gooners and other football fans will notice that the Tchaikovsky score is being tinkled on the ivories by Arsenal legend Martin Keown, who is pretending to play while observing his Highbury successors in action.

Vinai Venkatesham, Head of Global
Partnerships at Arsenal, said: 'Our players really enjoyed the shoot,
and the chance to demonstrate that their qualities of strength, agility,
balance and focus are just as much a part of ballet as they are in
football.'

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