There’s tragic news from Spain this morning with reports of the death of former Gunner Jose Antonio Reyes.
The 35-year-old was involved in a car accident in Sevilla last night, and has died.
In an announcement on Twitter, Sevilla FC said, “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Our beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”
Reyes was, of course, a member of the Invincibles, joining from Sevilla in the winter of January 2004, and he announced himself in grand style with a wonderful goal in the FA Cup against Chelsea. He scored both the Arsenal goals that day and made a significant contribution to that unbeaten season.
It’s awful news, and all we can do is send our warmest thoughts to his family, friends and the many colleagues he’s had in football down the years.
Thanks for what you gave us, and rest in peace.