Former England star Paul Gascoigne has revealed that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal paid close to £50,000 for his recent treatments.
The Three Lions midfielder, who was recently sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an alcohol binge, has admitted that he is on the mend.
Gascoigne revealed that he called former Arsenal physio Gary Lewin, who is currently full-time with the England national team informing him about his illness. It was then that Arsenal arranged to pay his medical fees and a part of it was taken care of by the Gunners boss.
"I rang up (Arsenal) physio Gary Lewin and told him I wasn't feeling great," Gascoigne said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"He said to go to hospital as he feared it was pneumonia. Wenger then agreed to arrange £28,000 to pay for treatment. Arsenal also paid £22,000 when I had hip treatment."
Gascoigne, or Gazza as he was fondly known, played for Arsenal's arch rivals Tottenham and when he approached the latter for tickets for a Champions League game against Real Madrid at White Hart Lane, he was asked to pay for his tickets.
"I wanted to watch Spurs against Real Madrid and got told they only had two tickets for £60. I'd have to watch from under the directors' box with some players who played 30 years before me," the former Newcastle United midfielder added.
The 47-year-old midfielder insists that there is nothing wrong with him, and he will recover as long as he does not drink again. It has been a long standing problem for the former Three Lions star and there have been various players, who have come forward to help the midfielder in the past.
"There is nothing wrong me - as long as I don't pick up a can. The only person who can save me is me," Gascoigne concluded.