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Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood: No reason to panic over lack of trophies

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists there won't be any panic if they finish the season without silverware.

He insists there will be no panic at the Emirates if the Gunners, who reached the Carling Cup Final on ­Tuesday after beating Ipswich, go a SIXTH ­season without a trophy.

Hill-Wood told the Daily Star: "It is important for me and the board to not lose our nerve when the ­media and the fans are all screaming.

"We've had some tough years - once in the mid-1980s I was smuggled out of ­Highbury, lying in the back of the car.

"We were having a bad run and there were 500 standing outside the boardroom shouting, 'F**k off ­Hill-Wood'.

"These days the bar has been raised, but I'm surprised people keep saying ­Arsenal haven't won anything for five years.

"Liverpool haven't won the league for 20 years and I remember when they were in the old Second Division and ­Manchester United were in the old Second Division.

"I think the boys and girls who support us are very lucky."

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