Former Arsenal Star, Antonio Reyes dies in fatal car crash


Tributes have been paid to Jose Antonio Reyes, the former Arsenal and Sevilla player, following his automobile crash accident which led to his.

Jose is age 35. He was a former Arsenal winger.

He is currently a player of Segunda Division side, Extremadura.

The Spaniard, who played for Segunda Division side Extremadura, passed away following a car crash in Spain on Saturday.

Sevilla announced his death on Twitter. “We couldn’t be confirming worse news,” the club tweeted. “Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”

Reyes made his first senior appearance for the La Liga club at the age of 16 in 2000, making him the youngest debutant in Sevilla’s history. During his second stint with the Andalusian side, which stretched from 2012 to 2016, he lifted three successive Europa League titles.

He made his name in the Premier League with Arsenal, joining the side in January 2004 before going on to win the title later that season as an ‘Invincible’.

“Rest in peace, Jose.”

Arsene Wenger signed Reyes for Arsenal, and he told the club on Saturday: “I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose.

“To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain forever in our hearts.”

Other former Arsenal colleagues in the form of Freddie Ljungberg, Ray Parlour, Robert Pires and Abou Diaby shared tributes on social media too, along with current Gunners boss Unai Emery.

Ljungberg said he was “numbed by the news” about his former teammate, while Parlour described the former Spain international as a “great talent”.

Emery tweeted his condolences in Spanish that translated as: “Deeply sad and speechless after learning of this tragic news. I’ll never forget your magic and your smile Jose, never. It was an honour to be by your side…a strong hug and all the spirit of the world to family, friends and clubs he represented. RIP friend.”

Atletico Madrid tweeted: “The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Our former player José Antonio Reyes has passed away. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace.”

Reyes spent four years at Atletico in total and was part of the squad that won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012.

After leaving Sevilla in 2016, Reyes went on to play for Espanyol, Cordoba and Chinese side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard before returning to Spain to join Extremadura earlier this year.

Reyes, who was one of Arsene Wenger’s most expensive signing for many years won a Premier League trophy at Arsenal, and impressed greatly at the period.

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