Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-109 CM
Patches: Highbury 1913-2006
Official Nike Arsenal home football shirt from the 2005/06 season. Complete with ‘Highbury 1913-2006’ embroidered on the lower back.
This is the commemorative jersey, created to celebrate Arsenal's last season playing at Highbury. It features the traditional 'redcurrant' colour, as worn by the club in 1913,
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The 2005–06 season was the 108th season of competitive football played by Arsenal. It was the final season in which home matches were played at the club's Highbury stadium after 93 years; Arsenal intended to move to its new 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium in time for the following season. The club ended their Premier League campaign in fourth, having pipped local rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the position on the final day.
Arsenal became the first London club to reach a UEFA Champions League final, though lost 2–1 to Barcelona in Paris. In the League Cup the club was eliminated in the semi-finals on aggregate score by Wigan Athletic and knocked out of the FA Cup, against Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round.
Before the season commenced midfielder Patrick Vieira was sold to Juventus; striker Thierry Henry assumed his club captaincy role. Alexander Hleb was purchased from Stuttgart for an undisclosed fee in July 2005; in the winter transfer window Arsenal signed midfielder Abou Diaby, and forwards Emmanuel Adebayor and Theo Walcott.
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