Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Colour: Red, navy blue & white trim
Seasons: 2000/2001 & 2001/2002
Player: Patrick Vieira
Patches: Premier League
Official Nike Arsenal home football shirt from the 2000/01 season. Complete with Vieira #4 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra lettering, and Premier League patches on the sleeves.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Disciplinary problems continued to beset Vieira in the 2000–01 season. He was sent off on the opening day against Sunderland and for the second time in 72 hours at home to Liverpool. Vieira scored two goals, the following match against Charlton Athletic, in what was his final appearance before a five-match suspension.
It was feared that Vieira was prepared to turn his back on English football as he felt victimised – Wenger, several Arsenal players and fans supported him publicly, amid speculation that Italian club Juventus were prepared to offer Vieira an "escape route". Vieira himself, after the ban, expressed his desire to remain at Arsenal, but noted he could never alter his style of play: "...because, basically, I don't want to change. I really enjoy English football and the life in England. I am happy here."