Watch Arsene Wenger take on the crossbar challenge

The Gunners manager shows a deft touch

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Arsene Wenger showed his Arsenal side just how it is done - by nailing the crossbar challenge first time.

During Arsenal's Members Day yesterday, the 65-year-old Frenchman scooped the ball right onto the bar after controlling it with his knee.

Wenger was a defender during his playing career, the highlight being three seasons at RC Strasbourg between 1978-1981.


While Wenger was only at the edge of the area when he hit the bar, he was a lot more successful than his Gunners squad when they undertook the challenge back in 2007 (watch below):


Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Wenger said yesterday that he is still aiming to improve his squad this summer.

Arsenal's only arrival this summer is Petr Cech from Chelsea for £11m.

"We know we will be better but it's difficult to know how much our opponents will improve before the season," said Wenger.

"If we can still strengthen, we will do it."