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Premier League giants Arsenal have announced the death of their former winger Alan Skirton
The former England international spent six seasons at the club and scored 53 goals in 153 appearances during his spell.

He emerged as the north Londoners' top scorer in the 1961/62 season with 19 goals after 38 Division 1 matches.
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Skirton became the first Gunners star to score an European goal at Highbury which earned him the nick name 'Highbury Express'.
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RIP Alan Skirton who gave my generation of Arsenal fans one of the greatest moments of our teenage age.

In season 1961/2 Alan scored a screamer to give the Gunners a great victory over the Spurs double team.

Alan was known as “The fish” by his team mates
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Arsenal after learning of his death said on their official website that they "it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Arsenal winger, Alan Skirton ."
"He was a huge personality who touched so many, and he will be sorely missed by his wife Jane, sons Andrew, Paul and Simon, and daughter Debbie .

"He meant so much to his brothers Mick, Colin and Gordon and their families, his grandchildren and their families, and his great grandchild Tobias, who was recently welcomed into the Skirton family .

Source:-naija news.com
Alan Skirton, Former Arsenal Winger, Dies At Age 80 - Sporting & Gaming

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