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fifa12-arsenal.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Oct 19, 2011

Arsenal Tests Their Gaming Skills In FIFA 12 Tournament

Do skills on the soccer field actually translate to the game room? That’s what EA SPORTS set out to determine when they pitted Arsenal teammates against one another in the very first FIFA 12 Pro Player Tournament in the UK.

The North London tournament started by calling on four of Arsenal's sharpest players – Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny, and Theo Walcott – to battle it out on the digital field. But it was Wilshere, the cover star of FIFA 12, who dominated the finals to go home with the trophy. “It was fixed,” the Ox joked after the game, “I think because he’s on the cover there’s some sort of cheat going on.”

Watch the video below for the full run of FIFA 12 action, banter, and fun:

FIFA 12 is both the highest rated sports video game of this generation and the biggest EA SPORTS launch ever. Check out the cutting-edge Player Impact Engine, Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending, and Head to Head Season online mode and see why everyone is playing. Don’t miss out – order your copy on Origin today.