Fans unite in support of Pat Rice

Arsenal fans across the globe have united in support of Pat Rice.

The Gunners legend, who spent 44 years at the Club as a player, coach and assistant manager, is currently receiving treatment in hospital for cancer.

Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to his former assistant, and says his "legendary strength" and "fighting spirit" will see him win this battle.

We invited Arsenal fans to send their messages of support on Twitter using the hashtag #GetWellSoonPat and were inundated with tweets from around the world.

Scroll down this page to read a selection of your messages and thanks to everyone who has been in touch.

@GilbertoSilva15 Best wishes to Pat Rice and family, God bless you and keep you strong

@CormacKelly91 Best wishes to Pat Rice in his fight against cancer. He's one of the reasons @Arsenal is the massive club it is now

@Abbodi_a_Gooner Very few really deserve the word "legend", Pat Rice is the definition of it! +40 years with one club!

@Magic_Al_Gooner Get well soon my friend. An absolute gentleman & legend. You will defeat cancer

@richards2507 Thoughts with Pat Rice and his family right now. A legend of a bloke and a @arsenal hero

@edmoquigley Thoughts with Pat Rice and his family, a Player, Captain, Coach, Assistant, Legend and a Gooner through and through

@gbolly06 So sad to hear of the legend Pat Rice battling cancer. Fight and stay strong Pat, we're all with you. Get well

@TehPioneer So sad to hear the news on Pat Rice. A club legend, wishing him a speedy recovery!

@martinjanata Arsenal fans are with you and your family! Crossing fingers for you! We are Arsenal family and must stand together

@TestAndAnalysis I remember standing on the North Bank & watching Pat in that great team in 1970/71. Best wishes to Pat & his family

@Aiwanfo4 A legend will always be a legend even in battle. And Pat will win this one

@Born_a_gooner Prayers and thoughts are with Pat Rice, proper @Arsenal man and gentleman. Best of luck to you sir

@ArikAlfarras48 Absolute Legend and a great servant for The Arsenal

@GoonerMPF A complete legend, and a link between the arsenal of old and the arsenal of new. All the best big man!

@IncorporeGyms As much as Arsenal is a huge part of your life, you are a great part in ours - the fans

@Gravity_Gunner Pat Rice has been a vital component in this club's success for decades, let's all hope he beats this

@asimthegunner You are not alone in it, Arsenal is with you like how you've been for Arsenal all your life

@KayyalFaris You are a legend and will always be! #GetWellSoonPat we all love you!

@fatkid160452 The whole Gooner world is praying for your quick recovery

@LisaFrankers So sad to hear of the legend that is Pat Rice battling cancer. Fight strong Pat, we're all with you

@steve_alex Get well soon Pat Rice. Met him on two separate occasions. Nice guy and @Arsenal legend

@SoFlyNadsPD Let Pat Rice be our inspiration for this season and hopefully make him proud

@AFCHound I Wish you all the best. Stay strong as always and keep fighting!

@JTFS_ Good luck in your fight against cancer

@airVicConCre Get well soon Pat Rice. Our prayers with you

@ACrowe91 Wishing Pat Rice all the best in his battle with illness, hope he makes a full recovery

@DanWilshere10 All the best with the fight against cancer Pat Rice! True Arsenal legend

@OptimistGooner Pat Rice is the definition of the word legend. Wish him a really speedy recovery!

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