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David Rocastle tribute

Arsenal legend David Rocastle’s daughter Monique has thanked the membership for an additional touching tribute and praised supervisor Mikel Arteta’s work.

Monique informed The Mirror: “The membership have executed such an unimaginable job to attach with the followers. The membership have saved dad’s legacy and his identify alive. We prefer to suppose we preserve his legacy alive too however to see followers of all totally different ages, totally different backgrounds and cultures nonetheless speak about him and nonetheless sing his identify.

“The place I’m on the art work there’s additionally a Rocky Rocastle banner beneath as properly which makes it particular. The track by no means ever will get outdated for us which is good. I don’t suppose anybody would argue that it’s been a tricky couple of years however you possibly can see the progress with Arteta, you possibly can see the membership’s ethos and values and the household facet which is de facto coming again which is good.

“The way in which the art work was executed, from focus teams, the analysis and everybody concerned even with the accolades with the ladies’s workforce and former gamers like Alan Smith who’s my godfather, him up there, Wrighty [Ian Wright] and Micky Thomas. The historical past and the place it began can by no means be forgotten and hopefully we will quickly add some extra trophies to the art work.

“Arsenal’s historical past is in all places with the statues, the recollections and photos once you go contained in the stadium. The most important factor I’ve observed this season is that after we’ve gone a aim down, beforehand the temper would have gone down however now the followers are immediately cheering them on.

“You’ve seen that with Manchester United at dwelling, Bournemouth at dwelling, these late successful targets and a whole lot of these comebacks is all the way down to the twelfth man with the followers. The Ashburton Military has executed an amazing job, you see the gamers in a huddle and I truly really feel now: ‘that is our workforce, these are our gamers.’ It’s the identical with the ladies and what’s actually particular is that it looks like one membership and we’re all collectively.”