Agence France-PresseNovember 28, 2013 13:02
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Pat Rice's "fighting spirit" after the Gunners great was diagnosed with cancer.
Former Arsenal captain Rice, 64, the London club's skipper when they won the FA Cup in 1979, made 528 appearances for the Gunners.
And the Northern Irishman later served as Wenger's assistant from the moment the Frenchman arrived at the club in 1996 until he retired at the end of last season.
"It is very sad news," Wenger told Arsenal's website on Friday. "Not only do we love him, but of course we are very grateful for what he has done here.