Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal star speaks for 1st time since attack that left him fighting for life

Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal star speaks for 1st time since attack that left him fighting for life

- Kenny Sansom has been on the hospital bed for nearly six weeks now after he was said to have suffered a head injury

- Kenny, who has battled alcohol problems in the past, was said to have fallen and badly injured himself

- The 61-year-old now seems to be showing glimpses of hope despite friends fearing he could suffer a permanent brain damage

Former Arsenal star Kenny Sansom has spoken for the first time since he was bed-ridden following a drunken row that left him with serious head injuries.

The attack saw him admitted at Royal Devon and Exter Hospital where he has been fighting for his life for weeks now.

Reports in the UK suggested the former footballer was allegedly beaten up before he fell and suffered a serious head injury.

And after days in the hospital, Sansom has shown glimpses of progress after he talked for the first time since the alleged attack.

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"I am in a bad way," the former England star told family members holding a vigil by his bedside according to SunSport.

However, the publication adds friends of the ex-defender fear he may have suffered permanent brain damage.

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As such, Sansom could be moved to a rehab centre in Surrey near his family to help him to full recovery.

Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal star speaks for first time since attack that left him fighting for life

Kenny Sansom has been bed-ridden for nearly six weeks now after an alleged drunken row left him with a head injury. Photo: Getty Images.
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The 61-year-old is understood to have been struggling with alcohol since retiring from football in the mid-1990s.

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His drinking problems saw his marriage break down as he went on to struggle with other social issues including being homeless.

He made more than 350 appearances for Arsenal during his playing spell at the club which lasted for close to a decade.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal have confirmed the retirement of club chairman Sir Chips Keswick.

Keswick is set to leave his role at the end of the currently suspended 2019/20 season. The 80-year-old has been sitting in Gunners' board for close to 15 years now, having joined in 2005.

He was handed the chairmanship role in 2012 when legendary tactician Arsene Wenger was still manager at the Emirates.

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