Former assistant manager Pat Rice was presented with an MBE at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday.

The Northern Irishman spent 44 years with Arsenal in all, making 528 appearances for the Club as a player before going onto help Arsène Wenger's team to seven major honours as a coach.

Rice's inclusion on the New Year Honours List recognises his remarkable contribution to the Club, and to football in general.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to congratulate Pat on this special achievement.

Pat Rice with his MBE
Pat Rice with his MBE

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