Arsenal boss writes heartfelt letter to grieving family of Jack Glenn

Jack Glenn and the letter sent by Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, to Jack's mother Hester and to the Glenn family.

Jack Glenn and the letter sent by Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, to Jack's mother Hester and to the Glenn family.

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has sent a letter to the grieving family of Derry man, Jack Glenn.

Jack, 23, who died suddenly at the beginning of February, was a talented cricketer and loyal Arsenal supporter.

Arsene Wenger expressed his sadness at Jack’s sudden death in the letter and said “our thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time”.

“It was with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of Jack and on behalf of us all at Arsenal Football Club, I do extend to you our very sincere condolences,” said Wenger.

“Although I did not have the privilege of knowing Jack personally, I am aware that enthusiastically followed the fortunes of his team, and for this we are extremely grateful.”

Wenger added: “I know words mean so little at times such as these but I do wish you to know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time.”

Jack’s body is yet to be recovered and his family and friends have been searching for him along the banks of the River Foyle.

Jack’s father, Colin Glenn, appealed for as many people as possible to help him find his son.

“We just want to get Jack home,” said Colin. “I’d urge as many people as possible to come out and help us search for him.

“We’ve set-up up a Facebook page to let co-ordinate the searches and we are appealing to anyone with a drone to get in contact as we think it could really help with the search,” he added.

To stay up-to-date with the details of the searches visit the #GetJackBack page on Facebook.