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Matthew Upson
Matthew Upson
Matthew Upson
Date of Birth:18 Apr 1979 (Age 36)
Place of Birth:Hartismere
Height:185 cm.
Weight:72 Kg.
Squad Number:20
Matthew Upson of Arsenal(Getty Images)
Matthew Upson is by no means guaranteed a starting place in Fabio Capello's defence, but his form at the back for West Ham have led to calls for the former Arsenal centre-back to be given a serious chance.

After much hype as a Luton Town youngster, Upson failed to carve a regular place in Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side following a £2 million move and after a series of loans found himself at Birmingham City where he started to flourish and earned a move to West Ham.

Predominately left-footed, Upson could well slot into the left side of a centre-back pairing if John Terry's continued poor form continues.

Did you know?

Upson went on loan to Crystal Palace as a youngster but was sent back after failing to win a place in the Eagles first-team.