Former Arsenal director Danny Fiszman passed away after a long battle against throat cancer.
He was Arsenal’s largest shareholder till September 2007 before gradually disinvesting his stake to Stan Kroenke. He sold the remaining 16.11% shares to Kroenke just two days before his death.
Fiszman will always be known as instrumental in Arsenal’s move from Highbury to Ashburton Grove. A lifelong Gooner, he was also involved in bringing Dennis Bergkamp, Robin Van Persie, and Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal. And during his time on the board, Arsenal won two Premierships and three FA Cups.
Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood said: “Danny Fiszman was a visionary Director, a gentleman and a true Arsenal fan.
“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Danny. His voice, wisdom and presence around the football club he so dearly loved will be sorely missed”.
RIP Danny. A true friend of Arsenal. You shall be missed.