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ROUND-UP: Petrov diagnosed with leukaemia, Muamba improvement continues, Wenger banned

FABRICE MUAMBA'S remarkable recovery continues - and this picture of him in his hospital room has been posted on Twitter.

The Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest in his side's FA Cup game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on March 17.

Muamba collapsed on the pitch and was effectively 'dead' for 78 minutes.

He was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and 15 defibrillator shocks before he reached hospital.

The 23-year-old was rushed to the intensive care unit of the heart attack centre at the London Heart Hospital, where he has remained since. The picture was tweeted by his fiancee Shauna, who said: "Fab wanted me to post this pic for you all and to also say thank you for such overwhelming support."


STILYAN PETROV, the Aston Villa captain, has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia - and has announced his retirement, with immediate effect.

The 32-year-old Bulgarian international midfielder had not trained following Villa's game against Arsenal last weekend and, after he developed a fever, the condition was diagnosed.

A club statement said: "The Villa board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia."

"Football is over, this is the end," the Aston Villa midfielder told media in Bulgaria. "I am now beginning to fight for my life and I will fight.

"I'll fight, it's clear and I also would like to thank everyone for the support from all around the world."


ARSENE WENGER has been banned for three European matches and fined 40,000 Euros (£33,000) by UEFA following comments he made after his side's Champions League second leg game against AC Milan.

The Arsenal manager complained that Slovenian referee Damir Skomina had awarded 'too many free-kicks' to Milan.

"I was not happy with the referee because I felt he gave many free-kicks in the middle of the park," said Wenger.

"Every time [a Milan player] went down a free-kick was given for them. They sensed that very quickly and they used it very well."

Wenger is alleged to have acted in an abusive manner towards Skomina in the tunnel after his side were eliminated by the Italian side and will have to watch from the stands for Arsenal's first three European fixtures next season, if they play that many games.

A UEFA statement said: "Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has been suspended from carrying out his function for three UEFA competition matches by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.

"Wenger has also been fined 40,000 Euros. He was facing a charge of improper conduct in relation to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against AC Milan in London on 6 March.

"The suspension applies to the next three UEFA club competition matches for which Wenger will be eligible. An appeal may be lodged against the verdict within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision."

Wenger, speaking before the ban had been confirmed, added: "If I am [suspended] then it is not justified and I will appeal straight away."


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