Lee Dixon has delivered a message of thanks to NHS staff as he hopes to help convince more people to stay at home as the sun shines and the temptation to run free grows in many despite the dangers.

30 Dec 2000: Lee Dixon of Arsenal celebrates scoring Arsenals second goal during the match between Arsenal and Sunderland in the FA Carling Premiership at Highbury, London. Credit: Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT
30 Dec 2000: Lee Dixon of Arsenal celebrates scoring Arsenals second goal during the match between Arsenal and Sunderland in the FA Carling Premiership at Highbury, London. Credit: Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT

The former Arsenal defender saved most of his praise for a local hospital he’s spent a lot of time at himself but the general message was clear – the NHS staff and everyone else on the frontline are amazing and you need to #stayhomesavelives.