[Video] A message to John Hartson

Today i was told about the sad news that John Hartson has testicular cancer which has spread to his brain.

John is only 34.

I remember when we signed John Hartson from Luton, A young raw powerful striker who definitely had talent and an eye for goal. it was wierd that we signed John Hartson about the same day that Geogre Graham was sacked. So The manager that wanted him really didnt get a chance to work with him.

For the people that didn’t see him play at Arsenal he was very similar to Bendtner but just a bit more aggressive.

its that aggression that will pull him throw this I’m sure. and from every gooner around the world our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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10 Comments

  1. dave

    July 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Best of luck John. Watched you when you were playing for us. Thanks for the goal against Zaragoza.

    In remission myself now so know what you’re facing. Keep your chin up, it’s treatable and curable.

  2. arsenalfan

    July 13, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Good luck sir, im very touched by this video and i hope you pull through this

  3. Gooner Grantski

    July 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Thoughts are with you and your family

  4. amcfarel

    July 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Come on, John…you’re a fighter and a winner. Thinking of you and supporting you through this one.

  5. GoonerAl

    July 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    You played for Arsenal with bravery, courage & commitment. The very same qualities you require to fight this. Lets hope it knows what’s coming! My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.

  6. Dave

    July 13, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    ATB John, you’ll get through it mate.

  7. Goran

    July 14, 2009 at 1:01 am

    John you got the support of all the gunners around the world!

  8. david

    July 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    i’m a celtic supporter and a fellow fan of big john, i have had the luck to meet big john a good few times outside celticpark and he was just fantastic to chat to and he would talk to you all day just a great big guy. his goals when he played for the hoops were great his movement too, i look back at his goal against liverpool in the uefa cup quater finals and that cracker of a goal he scored at anfield was out of this world. all the best john and i hope that you survive this. my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. hail hail

  9. Maurice Dunne

    September 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Get well soon John, always a fighter.

    From
    Mo The Gooner

    Stockport

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