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Gary Lewin: The Forgotten Man

Gary Lewin: The Forgotten Man

It wasn't till I read an article on the Daily Mail website that I realised just what a clanger I'd dropped.

With aftermath of Eduardo's horrendous injury still raging on, one man remained forgotten.

Step forward Gary Lewin.

Gary became the head physio at Arsenal more than 20 years ago. In that time he probably hasn't seen a more gruesome injury than Eduardo's, and because of his quick reactions, Eduardo has the chance of resurrecting his career.

Lewin has taken care of hundreds of Arsenal players, and he has looked after many an England player also after been given the position of head physio for England in 1996. Many people question the appointment of Gary Lewin to the England set up, claiming he would gain unfair knowledge of players injuries, but I seriously don't think there is a better man for the job.

This medical marvel doesn't just limit himself to helping players from Arsenal and England, oh no, in the 2007 Carling Cup final John Terry caught an unfortunate boot to the face and became unconscious. Lewin was the first man on the scene and his swift actions possibly saved the life of the Chelsea defender.

So here's to a man who whilst being so vital to our title credentials, often remains forgotten.

Cheers Gary!!!



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday February 27 2008
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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A true Arsenal man, a true hero for so many players. Knowing that he is under Lewin's auspices should make Eduardo find some comfort. Well done for bringing him to light R7. He deserves a lot of praise.
G4L
27/02/2008 16:14:00
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It's actually shameful that it took one of the dodgy rags for me to think about it. I hold my head in shame.
Rocky7
27/02/2008 16:16:00
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Shame on you rocky7 but to be honest I don't think that it where many of us that did remember him I sure did not. Just goes to show that he goas at his job with minimum fuss and just gets on with it.
Armory
27/02/2008 16:26:00
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Paul, let's not forget he was also the guy to pull Rocastle's tongue back out when he swallowed it against Millwall - truly a guy who merits a 'big up'.
»»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
27/02/2008 17:10:00
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Yes of course Wingers, one of the true professionals in sport today!!!
Rocky7
27/02/2008 17:22:00
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Those who go, know.
AFC85Lew
27/02/2008 17:23:00
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Well said sir! The guy has always been up there with the very best! Its nice to see him sit alongside Arsene and celebrating with him after the games too, has been with us since forever!!! Cheers son!!!
Wenger_Knows
27/02/2008 17:28:00
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If my memory serves me right, there was this guy from Blackburn, I think David Dunn who expressed his gratitude to Lewin publicly for saving his career last year. Of course if he was from Manure, he would have got more publicity for his work
Joe_@**
27/02/2008 17:28:00
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our unsung hero
fcdematthew
27/02/2008 18:42:00
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A true legend always there when we need him, WELL DONE GARY !!!
gillvy4
27/02/2008 19:04:00
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