ARSENAL left a classy message for Stuart Dallas after the Leeds United star’s horror injury against Manchester City last week.
The 31-year-old full-back faces up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a broken leg.
Jesse Marsch’s players warmed up in Stuart Dallas T-shirtsCredit: Reuters
Leeds left “Dallas 15” shirts on all 3,003 seats in the away endCredit: EPA
The Whites paid tribute to the star, who before today had not missed a Premier League match since the club were promotedCredit: AFP
Dallas was stretchered off following a collision with Jack GrealishCredit: EPA
And today’s opponents Arsenal left a touching message for the Northern Ireland international in the match programme.
With Dallas facing a lengthy spell out of action, the Gunners wrote: “Get well soon Stuart.”
Before adding: “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Stuart a successful recovery from what is a very serious injury, and we hope to see him in action again next season.”
Meanwhile all 3,000 of Leeds’ travelling fans found a “Dallas 15” shirt on their seat as they arrived at the Emirates.
Leeds left the tops in the away end as a tribute to the Northern Irishman, with a picture of him on the front and the message “there’s only one Stuart Dallas”.
The shirts were also worn by Jesse Marsch’s players during their warm-up for the game.
Leeds boss Marsch confirmed Dallas’ surgery had been a success, and the much-loved star is expected to make a full recovery.
The American said: “He had a successful surgery. It was a long surgery, five-and-a-half hours, but they believe the outcome was very positive.
“They say it’ll be a long recovery but they believe he’ll have a full recovery.
“He has had something like 400, 500 messages from fans, family and friends.
“We all know he’s loved and this has proved it more than anything. I’ve heard he’s been very appreciative of so many people reaching out.
“We all hope the absolute best for Stuart and hope he’s soon pain free and back here in the training centre so we can start his recovery.”