A barbecue in honour of the retiring Pat Rice took place at London Colney on Wednesday evening, where the players and Arsenal staff showed their appreciation for his 44 years of loyal service to the Club.

Below is a selection of images from the event:

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Robin van Persie presents Pat Rice with his card

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Pat Rice and Robin van Persie

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Pat Rice with the Arsenal squad

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