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Manuel Almunia forced to retire with heart ailment

Manuel Almunia forced to retire with heart ailment

The former Arsenal no. 1, diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, must set aside the gloves at age 37. According to reports from Italy via Arseblog News, former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and must retire from professional football. Almunia, who played for Arsenal for eight seasons and most recently had played for Watford, had been trying to win a job at Caligari, but will now hang up his boots after 20 years of professional football. Almunia did not always have the easiest time at Arsenal, where he took over as the number one...

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