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Ken Friar, 86, steps down from Arsenal board to become club's life president after 70 years of service starting in the box office in 1950 Ken Friar is to step down as Arsenal's executive director at the age of 86  He started out in the box office in 1950 before becoming club secretary in 1973 Friar became managing director 10 years later and held that role until 2000

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Published: 13:06 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 13:10 BST, 1 September 2020

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Ken Friar is to step down as Arsenal's executive director and become the club's life president at the age of 86.

Friar has worked for the Gunners for 70 years, having started out in the box office in 1950 before becoming club secretary in 1973 and then managing director 10 years years later.

He held that position until 2000, when he changed role and took charge of Arsenal's move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium.

Ken Friar is to step down as Arsenal's executive director and become the club's life president

Ken Friar is to step down as Arsenal's executive director and become the club's life president

'Every day of my working life has been at this great club and I have treasured

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