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Video: Did you see what Kieran Gibbs did to his Arsenal team-mate?

This really was amazing from Kieran Gibbs!

There are a few things that happen on a football pitch that are really underrated. From animals running on the pitch to referees falling over -- we'd much rather see that than a brilliantly worked goal!

But possibly the best thing to happen in a game is something we actually don't get to see quite as often as we'd like... a player tackling his team-mate. There really is nothing better than seeing a player totally wipe out his colleague with a perfectly timed slide tackle, it's one of the finest things in life.

And during Arsenal's FA Cup clash with Championship side Burnley, we were treated to a truly glorious example of why a team-mate slide tackle is so brilliant. In the build-up to Burnley's equaliser just on half-time, Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs managed to absolutely take out Francis Coquelin with a really great slide tackle.

Everything about it was just amazing, from Gibbs' perfectly timed challenge, Coquelin's fantastic dive and the fact that the Championship team actually went on to score from the resulting chaos as just the icing on the top of a pretty tasty cake.

Just have a look for yourself at how great it was:

We really hope to see if Coquelin will get his own back on his Arsenal team-mate when the Gunners take on Southampton on Tuesday evening as they look to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester City.

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