Best Arsenal retro shirts 2022: The best classic football shirts the Gunners have ever worn

The best Arsenal retro shirts are all online. The Gunners have some of the loudest fans – so do you think they’ll really keep their classic football shirts quiet?

Over the years they have been one of the best dressed clubs. When you consider that retro shirts are often the best football shirts you can buy, you have a recipe for something too good not to buy. With both Premier League teams and the European giants releasing new threads at the moment – it won’t be long before the World Cup shirts are all revealed and the Women’s Euro tops are all gone out either – sometimes it’s best to delve into the archives if you’re a North Londoner.

Here’s our pick of the best retro shirts available right now, featuring some of the best Premier League shirts of all time…

1. Arsenal 1970s Home Shirt

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Perhaps the most famous white sleeves in history.

In 1971, Arsenal won the double wearing this beauty, which was redone by Toffs. Since then, Colin Firth has worn it in the film Overexcitement and it became year zero for all classic Arsenal kits.

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2. Arsenal 1970s Away Shirt

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In 1971, Arsenal sent this shirt into the history books by toppling Liverpool at Wembley in the FA Cup final.

Now the Gooners would sing ‘She wore a yellow ribbon’ on the final day of the Cup – they won 14 trophies – with that definitive away top for many fans. He was never left out.

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3. Arsenal 1993 Away Shirt

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Since becoming a kit manufacturer for the Gunners again in the 2010s, Adidas have reissued a number of shirts they originally produced in the early 90s.

This one is a forgotten classic. The bruised banana might be more distinctive – we’ll get to that, don’t worry – but this particular change strip has a lot of personality.

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4. Arsenal 1991 “Burned Banana” Away Shirt

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Love it or hate it, it’s become a classic. It was the first retro reissue when the Gunners returned to Adidas, after all.

The bruised banana, as it’s known, is a historic moment in football jersey history and something that’s so incredibly 90s that it’s come back into fashion. If you’re lucky you can still find it on Ebay.

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5. Arsenal 1985 Home Shirt

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To celebrate 100 years of Arsenal, Umbro have opted for something timeless.

The 1985 shirt has been redone in a chic effort by Score Draw, with the anniversary flowered around the crest. In 100 years it will still look awesome.

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6. Arsenal 1982 Away Shirt

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Arsenal have only ever had one shirt this green. That’s wonderful, don’t you agree?

Another Score Draw remake, this is a shirt that has gone down in Arsenal history as a hipster favourite. Yet referenced by Adidas, this reinterpretation is as close as possible to the original.

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7. Arsenal 1994 Away Shirt

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Arsenal have released several highs over the past few years with the usual flashes. It has become a symbol of the club.

But nothing beats the 90s, for us, you’ll be surprised to hear. Watching Dennis Bergkamp strut around in that jersey was a sight to behold, okay.

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8. Arsenal 2001 Away Shirt

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In 2001, the Gunners won gold for their away shirt. It is an absolute beauty.

There are two versions of it: the original, with the old crest and Sega sponsor or a new one, with O2 and the new badge. If you can find either on Ebay, you’d be the envy of the Emirates.

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9. Arsenal 2002 Away Shirt

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This away shirt stood out like nothing else. Thierry Henry tore Roma apart wearing this beauty and the Gunners looked fantastic whether they paired it with navy or white shorts.

It is still available on Ebay from time to time. A modern classic and unmistakably Arsenal.

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10. Arsenal Home Shirt 2002

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Every Gooner should own one.

It was the last top the Gunners wore in the league and is one of the simplest and most stripped down shirts they have had this Arsene Wenger side. Just red and white, the first top with the new badge. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?

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11. Arsenal Away Shirt 2003

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Inspired by the 1971 Double, this shirt made history when Arsenal went unbeaten wearing it.

It only lasted one season but he burned alive. Literally, it’s a dazzling yellow. They are very rare these days.

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12. Arsenal Home Shirt 2005

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The red shirt Arsenal wore in his final season at Highbury still looks as stunning today as it did then.

The Gunners looked amazing, with gold letters and numbers on the back. It’s a collector’s item these days.

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13. Arsenal Away Shirt 2019

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One of the most popular football shirts in recent memory, this top was the talk of the Premier League when Adi and Arsenal got back together.

The zig-zags are, of course, inspired by the old bruised banana, but this one is fresh and modern while recalling the past. Good job guys.

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