Arsenal star beats hit game show The Cube
15 November 2017
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has become the first Premier League footballer to keep his cool and beat TV’s hit game show The Cube.
In a new video, released ahead of the north London derby by Arsenal’s official betting partner Betfair, the Welsh international - and fan of the game show - was in outstanding form.
He completed three of the programme’s most iconic games and beat team mates Olivier Giroud and Alex Lacazette to be crowned the winner.
Each player attempted seemingly simple challenges - Descent, Barrier and Dead Stop - in the ultimate physical and mental test at Arsenal’s training ground. The Cube proved no problem for star Aaron who aced every challenge with few lives lost.
The midfielder, who recently scored his 50th goal for the club, held his nerve to secure the changing room bragging rights and lift ‘The Cube Cup’ presented by Betfair.
He said: “I’m a big fan of the show and while it was quite daunting to look at I was excited to take on the challenge and have a go. It’s fantastic to be able to say I’ve beaten The Cube”.
Olivier joked that it was a big dream of Aaron’s to beat The Cube and so himself and Alex had let Aaron win.
Stephen Mault, Marketing Director at Betfair, said: “The Cube provided us with a unique and innovative platform to test the Arsenal players’ skill under a different kind of pressure. The challenge revealed that Aaron, Olivier and Alex are just as competitive off the pitch as they are on it.
“While each player showed their determination to beat TV’s ultimate game show, there could only be one winner and we’d like to congratulate Aaron for holding his nerve to beat the Cube!”
Designed to test contestants’ skill, nerve and determination to win, Aaron joins fellow sportsman and Gunners supporter Mo Farah in The Cube ‘Hall of Fame’ having beaten The Cube on the ITV show in 2012.
To watch the full highlights of Betfair’s Arsenal versus The Cube, visit Betfair’s You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/user/Betfair