Paul Gascoigne Reveals Arsenal Have Contributed £50,000 Towards His Various Medical Bills

Chris Wright

24th, November 2014


By Chris Wright

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Despite the obvious Tottenham connection, Paul Gascoigne has revealed that Arsenal have contributed around £50,000 towards his medical bills over the years, including forking out the full £28,000 for his hospital treatment after succumbing to pneumonia in 2004.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Gascoigne said:

“I rang up their 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.”

Well played those Gunners. Proof that the divides between football clubs only run so deep.

Arsenal have a history of looking after ex-pros who have fallen on hard times, with the club offering support and employment to former left-back Kenny Sansom after he became homeless due to his chronic alcoholism and gambling addictions a couple of years ago.

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  1. Degs says:

    Classy club.

  2. bob says:

    “I dont feel well”, “no prob – here’s £28k, go pay a doctor” – What an absolute joke! This is a guy who was paid MILLIONS over his career for kicking a ball around and wasted all of it. There are thousands of regular people out there who are struggling to make ends meet whilst having to rely on an over-burdened health service, often waiting months for treatment, but no one hands them thousands of pounds to get instant treatment. Gazza shouldn’t get a penny. It’s his own fault where he is and he deserves the consequences of his own foolishness and stupidity.

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