Five facts about new Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick

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Arsenal today appointed a new chairman. Who is he?

After more than 30 years at the helm, Peter Hill-Wood stepped down as chairman of Arsenal Football Club today (14/6).

It marks the end of an era, with Hill-Wood's grandfather and father both preceding him in post at the North London club, a family succession dating back to 1927.

So who have Arsenal appointed in his place? It appears they have opted for what they clearly hope will be a safe pair of hands, in Sir Chips Keswick.

Allow us to tell you a little bit more about him...

1) Sir Chips Keswick has been on the Arsenal board since 2005 and is 73-years-old.

2) His full name is Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick.

3) He was educated at Eton College, the same as UK Prime Minister David Cameron - His family business Jardine Matheson even employed Cameron for three months in an administrative post in 1997.

4) Sir Chips Keswick is the chief executive of investment bank Hambros, and is also a director at the Bank of England.

5) His hobbies are described as playing Bridge, and country pursuits - Shooting.

What do Arsenal need from their new chairman? 

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