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Arsenal boss Wenger delighted for Rice over MBE

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to former coach Pat Rice after he was awarded an MBE.

Rice made more than 400 appearances for Arsenal, helping the club win their first league and FA Cup double in 1970-71, while he also won 49 caps for Northern Ireland.

Wenger said: "I am absolutely delighted because if someone deserves it, it's Pat Rice.

"He had 100 per cent genuine commitment every day and you respect that when you see that from somebody, and he is someone you could go to war with. You would love to be in the trenches with Pat and those are very difficult qualities to find in modern society."

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