Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dixon Set for 600th Game

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dixon Set for 600th Game

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LEE DIXON will notch up his 600th competitive game for Arsenal if he plays against Newcastle tonight.

The Manchester-born right-back, who recently celebrated his 37th birthday, will become only the fourth player reach 600 games for the club - the others being David O'Leary (722), Tony Adams (653) and the late George Armstrong (621).

Dixon played for Burnley, Chester, Bury and Stoke before being signed by George Graham in January 1988 - and has been a regular at right-back ever since.

As part of the legendary Arsenal back four he also won 22 England caps - mainly between 1989 and 1993, but with his International swansong coming at Wembley in 1999 against World Champions France.

Manager Arsene Wenger s a i d : "What he has achieved this season at the age of 37 is remarkable, but there is no reason to believe he cannot maintain his outstanding fitness levels for a good while longer."

Meanwhile, Newcastle striker Carl Cort has vowed to prove he is worth the [pound]7million Bobby Robson paid Wimbledon for his services. …

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