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David Seaman Is Why Arsenal Paid Paul Gascoigne’s £50,000 Medical Bills: Spurs Are In The Clear

by | 24th, November 2014

All media is runnign with the story that foerm Spurs footballer Paul Gascoigne had his hospital treament paid by Arsenal.

Says Gazza in the Sun:

 “I rang up their [Arsenal] physio Gary Lewin and told him I wasn’t feeling great. He said to go to hospital as he feared it was pneumonia. Wenger then agreed to arrange £28,000 to pay for treatment. Arsenal also paid £22,000 when I had hip treatment.”

Did they?

Gascoigne underwent a hip replacement operation in 2007. He has endured a spell in a rehab clinic set up by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams. Is that the link that made the Gunners so generous? Just why would Arsenal pay £50,000 for a man who never played for them?

Is his book Gazza: My Story, we learn that former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman told Gascoigne to speak with the Gunners about his failing health. Gary Lewin and the Arsenal doctor checked him over. They advised Gascoigne to have tests. His was dashed to the private Wellington Hospital, where X-rays were taken. Gascoigne sent the X-rays to Arsenal. They realised he was in a bad way. Gazza’s lung had collapsed.

Arsenal took him to hospital. And paid the bill.

The story is being presented as a snub by Spurs, as if they never looked after their former star. But it’s not true. It was just that Seaman gave him the Arsenal doctor’s number…

 



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