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Social media fear Arsenal legend Tony Adams will flunk after coaching video resurfaced Strictly

Not so great! Social media fears Arsenal legend Tony Adams is flopping on Strictly after his bizarre coaching video – and who would want him as a partner after breaking his team-mate’s ARM by dropping it!

Arsenal and England legend Tony Adams will be a guest on Strictly Come Dancing this year and social media has been quick to point out examples of why they think he will struggle on the popular show.

Known on the field as a fighting defender during his iconic career, he will now try to make his moves off the field when he takes to the dance floor on the BBC show later this year.

Despite being considered one of the finest defenders of his generation, his style and flair on the pitch were not particularly graceful.

After the announcement was made, social media reacted enthusiastically with the news, although hopes for the 55-year-old of winning the show were not high.

It wasn’t long before a bizarre workout video that went viral while he was in Granada resurfaced online.

It shows him waving his hands as he tries to get the message across to his players, and then doing even more wild arm motions as he runs back and forth.

Tony Adams has been announced as the 11th celebrity to perform at this year's Strictly Come Dancing

Tony Adams has been announced as the 11th celebrity to perform at this year’s Strictly Come Dancing

Adams was a fierce competitor on the field, but fans fear he could struggle on the show

Adams was a fierce competitor on the field, but fans fear he could struggle on the show

Alex Dunne wrote, “If his dancing is anything like that in that Spanish training video, we’ll be delighted.”

Football fans also pointed to the famous moment he let pal Steve off his shoulders as they celebrated their 1993 League Cup final victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Adams, who did the fumble when he was in peak physical condition as a player, broke Morrow’s arm when his teammate reached out to prevent it from falling on his head.

Darren Walsh shared the photo of the incident showing Morrow stretching out his arms to prevent him from falling on his head with the caption: “What could go wrong?”

Martin Ross added: “Is his partner Steve Morrow? Don’t let him do elevators. (If you know, you know).’

Another user commented: “If he showed a bit of dancing ability he would have a chance to win but he’ll suck, won’t he.”

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Arsenal fans were quick to respond, writing: “I expect our fan base to help him progress far through the series.”

Another referenced Arsenal’s doubles seasons with Adams, winning the Premier League and FA Cup in 1997-98 and 2001-02, as they wrote: “From double to double.”

Koulla Yiasouma wrote: “Oh my god. Oh dear God. Oh dear God.

“Just when you thought you couldn’t love Strictly more than you do, they choose the best captain Arsenal have ever had.”

James Ash commented, “Oh ffs gotta check it out,” while another tweeted, “My dad is absolutely buzzing.”

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After the news was announced, Adams said: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of the sequins and the reputation of the salsa made me trade in my battered old football boots for a pair of Strictly Soft shoes.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be giving my all at Strictly Come Dancing’s 20th Anniversary this year. I can’t wait to meet my partner – God help her – and start dancing.”

As captain of both teams, he is considered one of the greatest Arsenal players of all time and one of the all-time greats of English football.

He has won 66 caps for England, appeared in four major tournaments and had lifted 10 major trophies, whilst still remaining the only player in English football history to have guided a team to three top-flight titles in three different decades.

Also starring on this year’s show are Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, as well as Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor and Molly Rainford.

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