Lee Dixon leads tribute as former Arsenal star dies

Lee Dixon has led the tributes for former Arsenal star Alan Miller who has passed away at the age of 51.

The former goalkeeper played less than 10 league games for the Gunners, but he joined the club as a schoolboy in the early 80s and signed professional forms around 1988.

He made his debut for the Gunners in a game against Leeds United off the subs bench and that made him the first Arsenal goalie to come off the bench to play for the club, according to the Daily Mail.

He was part of the Arsenal squad that won the Cup double in 1993 and spent a majority of his Arsenal time out on loan at the likes of Plymouth Argyle, West Brom and Birmingham City.

He would go on to play for Boro, West Brom and Blackburn before retiring in 2003.

The report didn’t discuss his cause of death, but he has received tributes from former players including Arsenal’s Dixon, who tweeted:

‘Devastated to hear the news that our team mate Alan Miller has passed away.

‘He was one of life’s good guys. What a man. Heart of gold. RIP my friend.’ 

West Brom also tweeted: ‘We are desperately saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Alan Miller. Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and friends at this terribly sad time.’

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6 Comments

  1. SueP says:

    51 is no age. God bless you

  2. Sue says:

    So sad.. Chris Kirkland said he’d been chatting to him on the phone about a festival of football he was organising in August. 10 hours later, he’d gone..
    Life is too short… RIP

  3. Tom k says:

    So sad god bless him

  4. ozziegunner says:

    One of the supporting players, who made Arsenal strong, sad to hear of Alan Miller’s passing so young.

  5. ozziegunner says:

    Kenny Samson one of the finest left backs to play for the Arsenal is seriously ill in Exeter after being bashed and hitting his head.
    I wish him a full recovery and that the police can apprehend the perpetrators.

  6. Goonerbeall says:

    With all these players Arteta plan to recruit any wonder Aston Villa are moving to nick one of our prized asset: ESR. I am really worried that all these kids signed from juniors to senior team are worried they will not get a look in with the likes of Sterling signed. All these players will be paid the same amount Aubameyang gets which make our club finances weak. I would love to hear your views.

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