Arsenal have announced the departure of assistant manager Pat Rice.

Rice, 63, has been associated with the Gunners for 44 years having first joined the club as a youth team player in 1964 before then going on to make 528 senior appearances over 14 seasons.

After a four-year spell with Watford in the early 1980s, Rice then returned to Arsenal as youth team coach before joining Arsene Wenger's backroom staff following the Frenchman's arrival in 1996.