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Escape Room challenge: Players v Legends

Betfair, the club’s Official Betting Partner in the Europe, South and Central America, recently challenged Petr Cech, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck to take on Martin Keown and Ray Parlour in their Escape Room challenge. 

Betfair partnered with one of the UK’s leading Escape Room specialists to create a unique challenge that would require the players to think outside the box and breakout of the room in under 20 minutes.

Petr, Per and Danny were blindfolded and led into a manager’s office before the door was securely locked behind them and the search for clues began. The manager’s office consisted of five Arsenal themed puzzles and with only 20 minutes on the clock it required the players to work together seamlessly to crack the codes and break out in the quickest time possible. 

Check out the video to see who came out on top….

Petr Cech said: “It was a lot of fun and surprising how much pressure you feel as the clock ticks on.  I enjoyed the challenge and thinking outside the box. If Danny had removed his blind fold from the start we could have escaped in a much quicker time but I’m pleased we were able to beat Ray and Martin.”    

Ray Parlour said:  “This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to escape the manager’s office! It was a great challenge for all of us and great to take on some of the current first-team.”

Paul Gambrill, Marketing Director for Betfair, said: “Since we renewed our partnership with Arsenal in 2016, we have been working with the club and the players to expand our activity across the UK, Europe, South and Central America. Opportunities like this to work with the current Arsenal players and club legends is a great way for Betfair to engage with such an incredible fan base.”