By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has dedicated his team's Carling Cup victory over Tottenham to Jack Chester, who died last week.
Jack was a prominent face of Arsenal’s partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, Arsenal's Charity of the Season in 2008/09. He worked closely with the Club during the ‘Be a Gooner. Be a Giver.’ campaign, helping raise more than £500,000 for an education zone inside a brand-new Day Care Centre for cancer patients at University College Hospital in London.
Jack lost his own battle against the disease on September 15 and Wenger paid tribute to the 19-year-old at his post-match press conference on Tuesday night.
"I would like to dedicate this game to Jack Chester," said Wenger. "He was a young boy who was last year the figurehead of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, he did the press conferences with us.
"He died last Wednesday so I would like to have a thought for him tonight because he was in full power at the start, he made the full team photo with us. Unfortunately he had a resurgence of his cancer."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 Sep 2010