Lewis Hamilton was given the chance to live out his dream of playing football with some of the club’s legends in a 5-a-side game back in 2015.
Hamilton, an Arsenal fan, led the line in a team which featured the likes of Robert Pires, Sol Campbell and Ray Parlour.
The opposition was captained by Thierry Henry and featured legends such as Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Paul Merson.
And despite the match being a friendly kick about, Carragher certainly didn’t hold anything back in the contest.
At one point the match, the Liverpool legend let Hamilton know he was there when he shunted the F1 legend into the boards with a challenge.
Presenter Natalie Pinkham jokingly asked Carragher about the incident at full-time.
She said: “You did get pretty physical with Lewis there. No concerns that you might put him out of action for the Monaco Grand Prix?"
To which Carragher replied: “No, no. He’s come here to play football. You’ve got to play hard with us now, not the Monaco Grand Prix.
“He had his shinpads on so I think he knew what to expect. But he done very well. Good game to be involved in. He’s quite strong! Even though I tried to leave one on him I think I hurt myself a little bit!”
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Hamilton’s team thought they had won the match late on when Parlour’s effort put them 5-4 ahead, but Henry’s side equalised at the last to make it 5-5 and send the game to a penalty shoot-out.
Henry’s side eventually won it in sudden death after Carlo Cudicini saved Soccer AM star Tubes’ decisive penalty kick.
Hamilton went on to finish third at the Monaco GP behind Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.
But the Mercedes star got revenge when he was crowned world champion later that year with a 59 point margin over team-mate Rosberg.
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