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Arsenal head of youth recalls Fabrice Muamba’s time at the Gunners

12:40 19 March 2012

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Liam Brady admitted he was horrified by what happened to Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba

Arsenal head of youth development Liam Brady has described Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba as “a smashing young man.”

The 23-year-old, who attended Kelmscott School in Walthamstow, north east London, is in a stable but critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest in the Trotters’ FA Cup quarter final against Tottenham – the match was abandoned.

“Like everyone else I am completely shocked,” Brady told Arsenal.com. “I was in Barcelona with our under-14 team and I was watching the Tottenham v Bolton game on TV.

“I was completely horrified by what happened and we are hoping and willing him to pull through.

“Fabrice was always a happy boy at Arsenal, a well-mannered boy. He seemed to really appreciate the opportunity he had and was fully intent on giving his best. He has been like that ever since he was 12.

“He comes to visit us, he calls in when he can. Fabrice remembers where he came from and he’s a smashing young man. He’s determined to make the best of his career and let’s hope that determination helps him pull through the situation he is in.”

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