Magician and renowned ‘card shark’ Drummond Money-Coutts appeared at Arsenal’s training centre in Hertfordshire recently to perform a special Citroën-themed illusion for the Club’s official car partner, dubbed ‘The Amazing Cabrio Car Trick’.

First-team players Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Wojciech Szczesny were all on hand to swap keepy uppies for card tricks and watch the magic unfold.

With a Citroën DS3 Cabrio hidden under wraps, Drummond asked the players to choose a colour for the car, a playing card, a memorable year in Arsenal’s history and to name one of a Gunners legend. After each player delivered their answer, Drummond pulls back the covers to reveal the car, but will it be as the players have specified and will there be one final element that no-one present expects? To watch the full video of the illusion, click here.

The players pick their cards
The players pick their cards

Citroën is also running a Facebook competition to give away the DS3 Cabrio DSport that was used in the sequence, which is worth over £21,300. To be in with a chance of winning, just visit www.facebook.com/citroenuk and take part in a special interactive magic trick to enter.

Arsenal and Poland goalkeeper Szczesny said of the stunt: “We’re used to the lads showing off their skills and tricks with a football, but Drummond was seriously impressive. The card tricks before we started gave no clue to how big the stunt with the car was going to be - speaking on behalf of the boys we were really impressed and are pretty sure supporters will be too!”

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