Pat Jennings seen for first time since worrying collapse at Spurs as crowds gather for statue unveiling of Arsenal icon | The Sun

PAT JENNINGS was spotted for the first time since his worrying collapse ahead of Tottenham's Premier League clash with Chelsea.

The Arsenal hero appeared to be in good health as he joined crowds of fans for the unveiling of his statue in Newry, Northern Ireland.

Jennings, who played for both Tottenham and Arsenal, was taken to hospital on Monday night.

But after undergoing precautionary tests he was given the all clear and was discharged shortly after midnight.

And now, the former Northern Ireland international was back in his home town to see his statue shared with the public.

The statue was unveiled in Newry city centre and it depicted the goalkeeping legend throwing the ball out of his box.



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The 78-year-old spoke to the Newry Reporter before the unveiling about his health and his excitement at the statue being shown to the gathering crowds.

On his health scare, Jennings said: “I’m not feeling too bad.

"I’m looking forward to [the statue unveiling] and hopefully I can get through it OK."

Speaking on the honour of his own statue, Jennings continued: “It’s one of my massive [career highlights].

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"I’ve seen other people get statues and I never thought it would happen to me.”

Also in attendance was Tottenham legend Ledley King.

Jennings had a superb career making 119 appearances for his country between the sticks.

He is best known for his time in North London playing over 450 times for Tottenham before moving to bitter rivals Arsenal.

The Newry Town youth product made 237 appearances for the Gunners before retiring in 1986.

He finished his career as a two-time FA Cup winner as well as winning two League Cups, one Uefa Cup and a Charity Shield.

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