Peter Hill-Wood, Arsenal’s chairman from 1982 to 2013, has died at the age of 82.
During his time at the helm, the Gunners enjoyed huge on-field success under managers George Graham and Arsene Wenger and successfully completed a move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium.
Peter was the third generation of his family to serve as chairman of our club, following his father, Denis Hill-Wood (in office 1962–1982), and his grandfather, Samuel Hill-Wood (1929–1936 and 1946–1949).
He first joined the board in 1962 and served continuously until ill health forced him to step down.
As Gooners come, they don’t get bigger than Peter, who famously remarked at full-time of our 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield in May, 1989: “Never in doubt.”
Our thoughts are with Peter’s family and friends at this time.