Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Small mark on one sleeve. Faint shadow mark on lower front
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Red, white & navy blue trim
Player: Marc Overmars
Patches: 1997/98 Premier League Champions
Official Nike Arsenal home football shirt from the 1998/99 season. Complete with Overmars #11 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra flock lettering, and Premier League Champions patches on the sleeves.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Small mark on one sleeve. Faint shadow mark on lower front (see photos).
Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
Overmars began the 1998–99 season for Arsenal in good form; scoring the opening goal in a 3–0 win against Manchester United, thus being named as the man of the match of the 1998 FA Charity Shield. He also found himself on the scoresheet at home to Nottingham Forest in the opening game of the league campaign. Arsenal participated in the Champions League, but their time in the competition was brief.
The team did not make it past the group stage, and in the decisive game against Dynamo Kyiv which they lost, Overmars was ruled out with an abdominal injury. In February 1999, he scored a "controversial" winning goal against Sheffield United in the FA Cup fifth round. Nwankwo Kanu failed to return the ball to the opposition, in order to allow one of their players to receive treatment for an injury.
Due to the controversial circumstances in which the game was won, Wenger immediately offered a replay. His proposal was accepted by The Football Association (FA) and Arsenal went on to win the replayed match 2–1, where the opening goal was scored by Overmars. Arsenal exited the competition in the semi-final stage against Manchester United, who went on to win the league.
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