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Arsenal’s Maanum ‘stable’ after collapsing in Conti Cup final

Arsenal’s Frida Maanum was taken off on a stretcher after appearing to collapse off the ball during Sunday’s Conti Cup final against Chelsea.

She received medical attention on the pitch at Molineux after play was halted in injury time, with the game goalless.

Paramedics were called and medical staff encircled the 24-year-old Norway international, who was placed on a stretcher and carried off after several minutes of treatment.

Arsenal posted an update on Maanum’s condition on X, saying: “Frida is conscious, talking and in a stable condition. She will continue to be monitored closely by our medical team. We’re all with you, Frida.”

Stina Blackstenius scored in the 116th minute to earn Arsenal their first piece of silverware, and end Chelsea’s quadruple hopes.

But focus remained firmly on Maanum’s condition, with her replacement Alessia Russo leading the well-wishers.

“Obviously it is devastating seeing one of your team-mates go down like that and we hope that she is ok,” Russo told the BBC.

“I think it was written in the stars that her best mate (Blackstenius) went and scored the winner for her.

“Frida is a massive player and plays with every single bit of her body. She did that again today and we just hope she is ok.”

Sky News
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