Arsenal & Cardiff Honour Sala with Daffodil Tribute.


Arsenal & Cardiff Honour Sala with Daffodil Tribute.

Arsenal and Cardiff City have paid tribute to missing striker Emiliano Sala by handing out daffodils with the match programme at the Emirates Stadium.

Guernsey Police have ended their search and rescue operation for Sala, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing en route to the Welsh capital from Nantes last Monday.

Sala became Cardiff’s club-record signing the weekend before and the 28-year-old’s family have since been able to restart the search thanks to a crowdfunding effort.

Tuesday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal was Cardiff’s first match since Sala disappeared, and many of the Welsh club’s staff and fans wore yellow daffodils.

The flower was handed out alongside the official matchday programme, which listed Sala as part of Cardiff’s squad, with a daffodil where his number would have been.