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

Ollie Irish

12th, November 2010


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.

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Athletic Bilbao 2004

Sheffield United’s diamond kit

Partizan Belgrade, early 1990s

Hull City’s tiger stripes disaster