Gary Lewin to work with Arsenal Ladies on short-term basis

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The 52-year-old is regarded as one of the best physios in football and oversaw five World Cups and four European Championships with England

Gary Lewin has returned to Arsenal to work with the Ladies team on a short-term basis for 10 weeks, Goal understands.

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Lewin was first-team physio at Arsenal for 22 years and combined that job with a role as England national team physio from 1996 until leaving to become full-time head of physiotherapy in August 2008.

His time as England physio ended in May after the Football Association made him redundant following a restructure of the St George's Park-based medical department.

However, Lewin has since joined the medical team at Centennial Medical Care in Elstree where he runs a clinic twice a week offering his expertise to anyone suffering from a sports injury.

The 52-year-old, who broke his ankle while celebrating Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser against Italy at the 2014 World Cup, attended Arsenal’s last two games against Paris Saint-Germain and Bournemouth as an official guest of the club.

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Known as an expert on hamstring injuries, Lewin was credited with saving Eduardo da Silva's career after the striker suffered a broken leg against Birmingham City in 2008. 

Lewin's long-serving cousin Colin is currently head of medical services at Arsenal, but it will be a boost to the Ladies' medical department after a host of high-profile playing staff departures in the past few months.