Lewin happy to succeed cousin Gary at Arsenal

Colin Lewin is happy to be succeeding cousin Gary as Arsenal's head physio.

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Gary left the Gunners in the summer to join Fabio Capello's England backroom and Colin told the Arsenal matchday programme: "We're all sad to see Gary go.

"He has been doing his job for 22 years and I can't think of anyone in the game who can match that. When you have that kind of experience you become very good at your job, and Gary is undoubtedly a fantastic physio.

"We'll see him fairly frequently especially as part of his remit is to monitor the fitness of the best young English in the country and we have a fair few of them!

"If I'd never run on a pitch before I'd probably be nervous. But I've done it loads of times alongside Gary in first team games and on my own in Reserve matches. To be honest you don't really notice the crowd as you are so involved with what's happening on the pitch.

"On matchdays now I'll be the only physio travelling but I will have two masseurs with me and of course Doctor Beasley who the fans will have seen in the technical area and on the pitch occasionally."

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