Arsenal have made a touching gesture to well-known fan Claude Callegari with a message of their membership programme following his demise final month.
Claude, who was was a daily on the favored YouTube channel AFTV earlier than leaving his position final yr, tragically died of pure causes aged 58.
Claude was long-time common on AFTV, which was based in 2012, together with DT, Ty and presenter Robbie Lyle.
He was a well-liked visitor with quite a few passionate rants about Arsenal’s troubles.
And as a mark of respect, the membership left the next message of their programme for the Everton sport on Friday evening.
The notice learn: “It was with nice disappointment that the membership just lately learnt of the demise of Claudio ‘Claude’ Callegari, a well known Arsenal fan and bigger than life persona, who sadly handed away on March 29 attributable to pure causes.
“Islington native Claude was a much-loved determine by many across the membership and was greatest recognized for his ardour proven for his beloved Arsenal in on-line media.
“Claude lived and breathed Arsenal, travelling everywhere in the world to observe them play, having watched his first sport at Highbury in 1972.
“Household occasions had been at all times deliberate round Arsenal fixtures with one among his grandson’s birthday events being moved to accommodate a visit to Wembley for an FA Cup ultimate.
“One of many solely video games he ever missed throughout his close to 50 years as a fan was for his daughter’s wedding ceremony, however in fact, he was discovered huddled in a nook along with his earphones in – such was his unwavering ardour to observe and help the membership at each event.
“Claude’s passing is a superb loss to the Arsenal household and he might be sorely missed.”