Former Arsenal chairman, Peter Hill-Wood dies at 82

Former Arsenal chairman, Peter Hill-Wood ,
who was in charge of the club for more than
30 years, has died at the age of 82.
Hill-Wood who joined the Arsenal board in
1962 stepped up to become chairman in 1982,
before stepping down in 2013 due to a heart
attack he suffered the previous year.
During his time at the club, he appointed
French coach Arsene Wenger as manager in
1996 who went on to be one of the Premier
League’s most successful coaches.
In their statement announcing his death,
Arsenal said: ‘It is with deep regret that we
announce the death of former chairman Peter
Hill-Wood.
‘As we celebrate the unique achievement of
100 consecutive years in the top flight this
season, the Hill-Wood family were at the helm
for the lion’s share of this special century, a
testament to their tenacity and judgment in
ensuring we have remained a significant force
in English football for so long.
‘Peter and his family’s influence on the club
cannot be understated, but at this most
difficult time for his family and friends, it is
Peter the man who we remember with great
fondness. Our thoughts are with his wife Sally
and his children Sarah, Julian and Charles.’

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