FORMER Arsenal goalkeeper Alan Miller has tragically passed away at the age of 51.
His ex-Gunners team-mate Lee Dixon led the tributes for the West Brom fan favourite after his death was confirmed on Thursday night.
Taking to social media, Dixon tweeted: “Devastated to hear the news that our team-mate Alan Miller has passed away.
“He was one of life’s good guys. What a man. Heart of gold. RIP my friend.”
Meanwhile the Baggies posted: “We are desperately saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Alan Miller.
“Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and friends at this terribly sad time.”
His former Middlesbrough pal Jan Age Fjortoft said: “I have just been told that my former team-mate at @Boro, Alan Miller, has passed away.
“Alan was one of the ‘good guys’. I will remember his smile and his ability to make good atmosphere wherever he was. RIP.”
Miller became the first shot-stopper in Arsenal’s history to come on as a substitute when he made his debut for the club away at Leeds in November 1992.
The England Under-21 international was part of the side that won the FA Cup and League Cup in 1993 where Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.
And he was also an unused substitute when the North Londoners beat Parma in 1994 to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
After leaving Arsenal in 1994 where he made eight league appearances, he joined Boro, where he helped them win the second-tier title in 1995.
In 1997 he linked up with West Brom for a third time in a £400,000 deal having previously had two loan spells at the Midlands outfit.
He cemented himself as the club’s No1 choice goalkeeper at the Hawthorns, before joining Blackburn in 2000.
Despite making just two appearances during his time at Ewood Park, he got his hands on another League Cup following the 2002 final victory over Tottenham.
Once again, Miller was an unused substitute as he provided back-up to Brad Friedel.
He hung up his gloves in 2003 after failing to overcome a back injury.