Breaking: Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood dies at 82

Breaking: Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood dies at 82

- Former Gunners chief Peter Hill-Wood has passed on at the age of 82

- Hill-Wood was Arsenal's chairman for well over 30 years

- Under his reign, Arsenal moved to the Emirates Stadium and also won a number of titles

Premier League giants Arsenal have announced the death of their former chairman Peter Hill-Wood, who died at the age of 82.

He became the Gunners' chairman in 1982 following the death of his father Denis and served for over three decades before ill health forced him to step down in 2013.

During his 31-year reign at the club, Arsenal won five EPL titles and orchestrated their move to the Emirates Stadium.

It was under his spell that the north Londoners went unbeaten in the EPL in the 2003-04 season - a record yet to be broken till now.

The former chairman was also responsible for hiring title winning managers George Graham and Arsene Wenger for the club.

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According to Arsenal official website, Hill-Woods played a role in the formation of the Premier League in 1992.

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His involvement in Arsenal had continued a long family tradition. Both his grandfather, Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, and father, Denis Hill-Wood, had previously served as Gunners chairman.

Legit.ng earlier reported that former LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid has been reported dead at the age of 65.

He kicked off his managerial career in 1980 and was referred to as the most successful coach in the history of the Major League Soccer.

Before his demise, Sigi was said to have been hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center three weeks ago in need of a heart transplant.

But there was no report whether he got the heart transplant or not until his death was announced on Tuesday, December 25.

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