Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has died at the age of 82, says report.
Hill-Wood became chairman in 1982 and presided over the appointments of George Graham and Arsene Wenger as managers and they won five league titles, five FA Cups, the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup between them.
Due to his poor health forced him to step down from the position in June 2013.
Arsenal say he was also “instrumental” in the successful move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006.
Hill-Wood is survived by his wife Sally and three children Sarah, Julian and Charles.
It can be recalled that he joined the Arsenal board in August 1962 and became chairman following the death of his father Denis.
With Graham as manager, between 1986 and 1995, Hill-Wood saw the Gunners win two league titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup.
“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,” reads club statement.