Former Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood passes away

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Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood passed away on Friday at the age of 82.

Hill-Wood served on the Arsenal board of directors from 1962-2013, when he had to step down due to poor health. He served as chairman of the board from 1982 through his departure in 2013, leaving as one of the most impactful and influential Arsenal chairmen in club history.

Hill-Wood oversaw one of the most successful periods in the club and appointed both George Graham and Arsene Wenger. During his time in charge, Arsenal won five league titles, two league cups, five FA Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners Cup.

The former Arsenal chairman was also reportedly heavily involved in the club’s move from Highbury to the Emirates, which helped the club expand capacity and upgrade stadium facilities to keep up with other clubs across the globe.