Rest in peace, Theo Foley

Theo Foley

Everyone at Arsenal is saddened by the news that Theo Foley has passed away at the age of 83. 

Theo made his name as a player for Northampton Town, and captained the Cobblers as they rose through the divisions to reach the First Division in 1965. It remains the only season that Northampton have featured in the top flight. 

But the former Ireland international is perhaps best known for his spell as George Graham’s assistant between 1986 and 1990. A highly respected coach, who was a hugely popular member of the dressing room, he will always be remembered as one of the heroes from our title-winning season in 1989.

Theo made many great friends among players and staff during his time at Arsenal and his death will be felt keenly by all those in the game who knew him.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Theo.

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