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Former Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood passes away

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid v Arsenal

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 21: Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez (C) talks with Arsenal Vice-Chariman David Dein (L) and Chairman Peter Hill-Wood (R) before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, First Leg match between Real Madrid and Arsenal at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on February 21, 2006 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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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.