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Shit Football Kits: Arsenal Away 1995-96 (Blue Lightning)

By Ollie Irish

February 1996: Dennis Bergkamp playing in Arsenal’s away kit

Now, I know this pick will be controversial and Marmitey, as some Gooners have a soft spot for their ‘blue lightning’ away kit of 1995-96. (And let’s be honest, it is nice to see the classic old Arsenal club crest, which remains a million times better than the current crest, which looks as if it was designed by a New Labour focus-group.)

But sorry, I think this is a properly shit kit, and mostly because of the crap lightning motif. It’s also a blatant – and inferior – rehash of Arsenal’s away shirt in 1994-95:

And it’s too blue. Arsenal kits should never be too blue.

More in the Shit Kits series

Cork City

Nottm Forest keeper kits of the mid-1990s

Athletic Bilbao 2004

Sheffield United’s diamond kit

Partizan Belgrade, early 1990s

Hull City’s tiger stripes disaster

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By Ollie Irish on November 12th, 2010 in Arsenal, FAIL, Featured, Kits & fashion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

8 Responses to “Shit Football Kits: Arsenal Away 1995-96 (Blue Lightning)”

  1. goonerdan says:

    how dare you, i had that kit when I was 4, thought it was the dogs bollocks

  2. DTH says:

    I think it’s a great strip, the mutt’s nuts, but I don’t think that the Gunners – like England- should ever appear in blue.

  3. Santi says:

    The top one is absolutely sick

  4. Kamran says:

    Any Arsenal top home or away was beautiful with the old Arsenal crest, i have been wondering is there anyway that Arsenal could get that old crest back or even make a few changes to the ugly crest we have now?

  5. Bucky says:

    You that this kit is the basis of the away kit for the 11-12 season right. thats what the rumors are.

  6. Turkeysaladboy says:

    Never owned the blue lightning. Looks grand in long-sleeves as modelled by my hero, The Iceman. Still wake up in cold sweats with firsthand recollections of the early FA Cup exit to The Blades that season (whatever happened to Gavin McGowan..? Oh yeah, this –

  7. […] It looks like a throwback to the terrible 1995-1996 away shirt and it proves that retro is not always good. This also has a Fred Perry Groves […]

  8. VMR says:

    No kit worn by Dennis Bergkamp can ever be a shit kit. He could make a garbage bag look like THE shit.

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