Cooper measures precision of Arsenal footballers

Thursday 11 December 2014

Following Cooper Tire Europe’s recent Precision Challenge video featuring some of Arsenal Football Club’s star players, the ‘Official Tyre’ partner of the Barclay’s Premier League Club have studied the footage in more depth to explain the science behind the accuracy of five Arsenal players.

In a new video launched today , Cooper Tire Europe overlays graphics onto the original video, examining the varying styles and techniques as the players tried out the Precision Challenge.  These five players were Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny.

Distance, speed, trajectory and technique are all taken into account in the analysis, which concludes that Santi Cazorla’s superb strike to get the ball through a line of four Cooper Zeon CS Sport performance tyres represented the best style and effort.

German World Cup winner, Podolski, scored two brilliant goals in Arsenal’s 4-1 UEFA Champions League victory over Turkish side, Galatasaray, on Tuesday night.

The Cooper Tire Europe and Arsenal partnership reflects the values that Cooper and Arsenal share – a passion for performance and the drive for success. The multi-year deal will see Cooper Tire Europe, which has its European technical centre and headquarters in Melksham, Wiltshire, support the London club for at least the next five Premier League seasons.

Cooper Tire Europe Marketing Communications Manager, Sarah McRoberts, said, “Both Cooper Tire Europe and Arsenal Football Club are truly driven by success and you can see that in this video. The players are so competitive, they won’t give up until they’ve got the precision kick just right. We adopt the same ethos when we’re developing our tyre product – second-best just isn’t good enough.”

To view the original Precision Challenge video, visit