Hill-Wood joined the Arsenal board in 1962 and became the chairman of the club in 1982 after joining its board in 1962, presided over the appointments of George Graham and Arsene Wenger as managers. He stepped down in 2013 due to a heart attack he suffered the previous year.
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.
The club, in a statement on Friday said, “It is with deep regret that we announce the death of former chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, at the age of 82.”
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.