Ex-Gunner Muamba on Arsenal 6-0 horror show - 'Doctor advise me not to watch it'

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Fabrice Muamba has something of a history with heart problems ... so you can understand why he might have had to stop watching the Chelsea v Arsenal game today.

If you are an Arsenal fan today was quite frankly a terrible day.

In what started with such optimism - being Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge of the club - ended in misery as Chelsea put them to the sword in a stunning 6-0 win.

The game was open from the start - and Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle quickly got the ball rolling with a couple of early goals.

Then came Gibbs-gate.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball from an Eden Hazard strike and should have been sent off - only for referee Andre Marriner to get it wrong and send off Kieran Gibbs for an early bath instead.

Hazard scored the penalty - and from there it was a thrashing.

Oscar bagged a brace before the rout was finished off by newbie Mohamed Salah - his first goal for the club.

6-0 the final score, and any Arsenal fans who stuck around until the final whistle deserve a medal - as this was a painful experience for a neutral let alone a fan.

One person who couldn’t watch the whole thing was Fabrice Muamba.

Muamba was a youngster at Arsenal - playing for the club from 2002 until a switch to Birmingham City in 2007.

Of course Muamba, who went on to play for Bolton Wanderers, is now retired at the age of 25. He suffered a heart attack whilst playing for The Trotters in an FA Cup match against Spurs in March 2012.

Despite dreams of a comeback he never did return to action and retired in August of the same year.

Nowadays doing some TV work as well as working toward a journalism degree he is also active on Twitter.

And he took the loss in good jest eventually today - suggesting his doctor had advised him to stop watching the horror show.

Can’t really blame him.

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