Former Arsenal physiotherapist Gary Lewin has revealed that the Gunners made £ 20 million profit on a player after signing him two years prior with “degeneration of the knee”.
Lewin spent 22 years at Arsenal between 1986 and 2008 and enjoyed a number of successful years in north London, including over a decade alongside Arsene Wenger. The 59-year-old was the physio for the Gunners’ invincible season in 2003/04, and two years later when they reached the Champions League final.
His time at Arsenal came to an end in August 2008 when he moved to the England national team as Head of Physiotherapy. Lewin spent a number of years with the Three Lions, before re-joining the Gunners as physio for the women’s side. Lewin has also spent some time at West Ham.
But Lewin can remember one moment that stood out during his stint at Arsenal – and that was when the Gunners signed a player with knee issues. He told the Fozcast: “We signed a player for about £5million – a well-known international player. He had a cruciate injury 18 months before we signed him.