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Arsenal bits - Antonio Sanabria, Thierry Henry and Pat Rice


Former Arsenal assistant manager Pat Rice is in the hospital battling cancer.

Pat Rice battling cancer - Mirror

Rice pretty much spent his whole professional career, as player and coach, at Arsenal. 400+ appearances as an Arsenal fullback, and nearly 30 years as an Arsenal coach/assistant, before retiring at the end of the 2011-2012. Very much the definition of an Arsenal man, through and through. Let's hope he will be ok, and he has a speedy recovery. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Here are 2 very famous gifs of Pat Rice featuring Arsene Wenger:

Ecstatic after Arshavin's goal against Barcelona:

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Calming AW's nerves against the defining game against WBA on the last day of the 2011-2012 season:

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via 4.bp.blogspot.com


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Thierry Henry is set to be a special guest in Sky studios when Arsenal take on Napoli on December 11th for the 6th and final Group H game. Anyone who will be watching Sky Sports for that game, I'm sure this news will be of some interest. Should be a nice treat.


And because gifs are fun:

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via 24.media.tumblr.com

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Arsenal are interested in Paraguyan prospect Antonio Sanabria. Sanabria is the latest in the line of exciting La Masia products coming out of Barcelona. The Spanish paper, Mundo Deportivo, is reporting that the deal is close to being completed. There could be some substance to this rumor, since AW never passes up a chance to troll Barcelona and give them another headache to deal with. Mundo Deportivo is very much Barcelona biased, so there could be further substance to this report. There's also the fact that Sanabria is very highly rated, and at 17 years of age, could be one to stash away and develop for a few years before unleashing him on the EPL. The youngster plays primarily as a striker, but can also slot in on the wings.

Arsenal heavy favourites to sign Barcelona starlet - GiveMeSport

No gif, but here's a pic of the kid:

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