Arsenal pay tribute to 1971 Double winners with new yellow away strip, featuring the return of the famous club cannon in place of the badge… with kit to be worn for first time by Women’s side in FA Cup tie this weekend
- Bertie Mee’s Arsenal side won the league and FA Cup double 50 years ago in 1971
- A cannon has replaced the traditional club crest on the yellow kit with blue trim
- The men’s team will wear it in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace
Arsenal have announced a new yellow away kit for next season, paying tribute to the 1971 Double winners.
Bertie Mee’s side – featuring Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, George Graham, Frank McLintock and Charlie George – won the league and FA Cup in 1970-71, with this release coming 50 years later.
And the yellow kit with blue trim features the traditional Arsenal cannon instead of the club crest, as that Double-winning team did on their jerseys.
Arsenal have released a new yellow away kit paying tribute to the side’s Double winners in 1971
The new strip will be worn for the first time ever by Arsenal Women’s side in their FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta’s men’s side will also sport the kit in their final away match of the Premier League campaign, also against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on May 19.
The kit was modelled by players including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey and Leah Williamson.
The kit closely resembles the 1971 strip, with a cannon instead of a club crest on the left side
Bertie Mee’s side, including Frank McLintock (above), won the league and FA Cup back in 1971
It also has ‘Arsenal for Everyone’ on the inside neck to ‘celebrate the diversity of the Arsenal family’, with Visit Rwanda continuing as sleeve sponsor.
The ‘authentic’ match shirts cost £100 while regular shirts are £65, with authentic shorts and regular shorts £43 and £22 respectively.
The Gunners face the Eagles next up before hosting Brighton on the last day of the season, May 23, with an outside shot of qualifying for European competition after a dogged 1-0 win against Chelsea.
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