Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Player: Marc Overmars
Official Nike Arsenal home football shirt from the 1997/98 season. Complete with Overmars #11 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra flock Premier League lettering.
Although this was the second season that Arsenal wore this jersey design, the 1997/98 season was the first to introduce standardised Premier League lettering on the rear name and numbers.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Overmars signed for Arsenal in June 1997. The fee was reported to be between £5 million and £7 million, with the player on a five-year contract, paid £18,000 per week.
Overmars made his competitive debut for Arsenal against Leeds United in a 1–1 draw on 9 August 1997. Two weeks later, he scored his first goal for the club, away to Southampton. Arsenal went to the top of the league table on goal difference in September 1997, after a 4–0 win against West Ham United.
Arsenal caught up with league leaders Manchester United by the time both clubs played each other at Old Trafford in March 1998. Overmars was a constant threat in the match and scored in the 80th minute. He received the ball from Nicolas Anelka and ran with it, before managing to flick it beyond the goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel. Arsenal went on to win, which put them six points behind Manchester United, with three games in hand.
Arsenal overtook Manchester United in April 1998, and won the league after beating Everton on 3 May 1998; Overmars scored two goals in the match. The team later faced Newcastle United in the 1998 FA Cup Final and it was Overmars who scored the opening goal, in the 23rd minute. Anelka's goal in the second half ensured victory and completed a league and cup double for Arsenal.
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