Date: 27th February 2008 at 4:02pm
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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!!!