Arsenal Memories: 1982 - Chairman role passes to son after Hill-Wood's passing

This week in….1982 Former Arsenal chairman Denis Hill-Wood passed away, aged 75. The Old Etonian, who had taken over from his father Samuel as the head of the club in 1959, had been ill for several moths. His son Peter, the club s vice-chairman, swiftly r

This week in....1982

Former Arsenal chairman Denis Hill-Wood passed away, aged 75.

The Old Etonian, who had taken over from his father Samuel as the head of the club in 1959, had been ill for several moths.

His son Peter, the club's vice-chairman, swiftly replaced him at the helm.

Meanwhile, in light of the recent breakout of hostilities between Britain and Argentina, Arsenal boss Terry Neill refused to release John Devine and David O'Leary for the Republic of Ireland's forthcoming friendly with Argentina.

Arsenal won a scrappy encounter at Birmingham 1-0, Chris Whyte beating two defenders to score the winner.