Former Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood (82) died

Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is at the age of 82 died. The Englishman led the club between 1982 and 2013, and celebrated great successes.

Hill-Wood made since 1962, part of the Arsenal board and promoted twenty years later, as chairman. Under his reign the club won among the more five league titles, eight times, the FA Cup and once in the Europe Cup II, the predecessor of the Europa League.

In 1996, it was Hill-Wood is responsible for the appointment of coach Arsène Wenger, who after last season after 22 years left. With the Frenchman at the helm was Arsenal in 2004 in an impressive manner – the team remained undefeated for the last champion.

Under the leadership of president Hill-Wood, who is also in 1992, and was closely involved in the creation of the Premier League, were, among others, Dennis Bergkamp, Marc Overmars, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Robin van Persie to Arsenal be met.

The Englishman was also responsible for the capture of top players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires, that regular forces were in the successful season 2003/2004.

Hill-Wood was in 2013 after 31 years of followed by Chips Keswick as chairman of Arsenal. The outgoing president, received as tribute a own statue at the Emirates Stadium.

Peter Hill-Wood (left) was at his departure in 2013, his own bust. Right as his successor Chips Keswick. (Photo: Getty Images)

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