1996 to 1998 was a period of significant change at Highbury. From a less than inspiring '1-0 to the boring Arsenal' reign under Bruce Rioch, to a dynamic approach to modernising British Football under Arsene Wenger. The iconic home shirt from these two seasons evokes many a memory for Gunners Fans.
The Emergence of Dennis Bergkamp - That Hattrick against Leicester City.
Perhaps one of Dennis Bergkamps defining moments in an Arsenal Shirt. The touches and almost effortless strokes of the ball into the net epitomised everything good about Dennis. It was a hattick no one else could've began to achieve at the time.
Wrighty breaking the Gunners Goal scoring record.
179 Just done it. It wasn't the prettiest of goals, it was a tap in into an empty net. Wrighty didn't care though, he lifted the shirt over his head exposing a specially made nike vest reading '179 just done it'. Genius bit of marketing by Nike there.
Tony Adams scoring a scorcher to clinch the title.
Big Tony Adams didn't score too many but this was written in the stars, almost. Arsenal hadn't won the league since 1989 and this was the soon to change as against Everton on the last day of the season the gunners were 1-0 up with a few minutes remaining - up stepped Tony Adams from the centre of defence with a thunderous half volley on his left foot. Clinched with a cracking celebration.
Magical memories, magical shirt.
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