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Arsenal F.C. Away Kit History

In the 1970s, Arsenal's home and away kit were both red and white. Navy blue shirts were banned by the FA in 1968 because they matched the black referees' kit. So, in 1969, Arsenal introduced a yellow away kit. This kit also featured blue shorts. This away kit was worn in the 1971 FA Cup Final, when Arsenal beat Liverpool and clinched a double. The yellow and blue away kit won the FA Cup twice and helped Arsenal to a double.

Arsenal's unbeaten record

The record was set in 2002 when Arsenal went 30 games without a defeat. It was only broken by Manchester United in October 2004. The unbeaten run was their best in the Premier League. During that period, they won a total of 39 games. Of these wins, twenty came at home while 16 were away. The unbeaten run was broken in the last week of the season. In 2005, Arsenal went 39 games without losing.

The 2003/04 season was the most successful season in the club's history. They went undefeated for 773 minutes and only lost to Tottenham Hotspur. In that time, they had only lost two games, twice, and reached the FA Cup final. They were rewarded with a special trophy and a visit from the Queen. Thierry Henry had the best season of his career during this period. So, why do some people think this feat is impossible?

The unbeaten streak began in the 2003-04 Premier League season, when Arsenal won the league without losing a single game. The unbeaten run lasted 49 matches, until a controversial match against Manchester United ended their unbeaten streak. Arsenal finished that season with 121 points, more than double the tally of Chelsea, which had lost just once. However, in the same season, Manchester City came close to breaking this record.

Bertie Mee's career

Bertie Mee's career at Arsenal was cut short by injury in 1969. He left the club two years later after two unsuccessful seasons. After two years at Highbury, Mee went home to tend his lawn. However, Mee's legacy is far from over. He was the first British manager to win the FA Cup in 1971, which was the first major trophy won by an English club in more than a decade.

Mee's first season saw Arsenal play in the European Cup for the first time in their history. They knocked out Stromsgodset of Norway in the first game and then hammered the Grasshoppers of Switzerland in the second match. The double proved elusive in the early 1970s, but it was an achievement nonetheless. Arsenal reached the FA Cup final in the following year but lost to Ajax, who went on to win the FA Cup.

After a spell as a rehabilitation officer for disabled servicemen, Mee developed a specialty in football injuries and organised treatment courses for the Football Association. In 1960, Mee replaced Billy Milne as Arsenal's physiotherapist and proved to be a fearsome taskmaster for players suffering from injury. He was dapper, fussy, and ultra-efficient. He also won the prestigious Arsenal Cup in 1969.

Arsene Wenger's tenure

Since taking over the club in 1996, Arsene Wenger has overseen the team's fortunes. Under his management, Arsenal have won the Premier League twice, and in 2006 they reached the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Barcelona. But the club has failed to achieve success since then, and the fans have called for Wenger's resignation. However, many have also welcomed his exit, as his tenure as manager at Arsenal has been marked by numerous disappointments.

During his time as manager of Arsenal, Wenger was involved in various coaching positions. He received his first managerial role at a team called Nancy, which was struggling in Ligue 1. He took over a squad of players with a dreadful record, and the team's training mechanisms were substandard. Yet, Wenger managed to bring Nancy up to the 12th position, and was honoured with two LMA awards and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Wenger is also the longest serving manager at Arsenal. He has managed the club for nearly two decades, winning 828 Premier League matches and claiming nine major trophies. In total, his team has won eleven major trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League. Arsene Wenger has also coached the team to their longest-ever European appearance in the Europa League, and has also taken over a record number of League Cup and FA Cup matches.

Arsenal's away colours

Arsenal have had many different away kits throughout their history. Since the start of the 19th century, their home and away kits have tended to be yellow and blue, though in the early 1980s they wore green and navy. The away kits have since changed frequently, with the outgoing one becoming the third choice the following season. The current away kit is a combination of yellow and navy blue. Here are some facts about Arsenal's away kits.

The team changed their colours in the early 1960s and 1970s. In the early 1960s, the club used blue and white, while later changing to a more vibrant red. This was done to signify the change of the club's identity, and to attract more supporters. By the end of the decade, they had won two major trophies - the FA Cup and the League Championship. The colours were also changed to represent the season, but the away kit had a more modern look.

The club's away kit has been a popular choice for fans. The away kit is the most prominently-branded kit of all. Since the 1980s, Arsenal's away kit has been a symbol of pride for fans and the club. It has been worn by many famous figures, such as the legendary Joe Strummer. This team has also inspired a number of songs and videos. One such song, "Tom Adams", by Joe Strummer, mentions the club's away colours.

Wenger's departure

The announcement of Arsene Wenger's departure from Arsenal came as a shock to many. After 22 years at the helm of the club, the Frenchman has decided to retire, despite his continued poor form. After years of drifting, Arsenal will probably finish sixth this season, their lowest position under Wenger. And since the turn of the year, they have not managed to pick up a single point away from the Emirates Stadium. However, this may not be a cause for alarm, as the departure of Wenger may have brought some positive change.

Wenger has admitted that staying at Arsenal for so long was the wrong decision. However, the departure of former manager David Dein in 2007 was credited as the catalyst for the change, with the Gunners winning three Premier League titles in the first decade. The exit of David Dein is also likely to be a catalyst for change, with Arsenal's recent form under Wenger's watch becoming more disappointing. While Wenger is certainly capable of guiding the team back to the top, he has not been able to maintain this form for more than a decade.

In the last season, Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League. In the Champions League, they had failed to qualify for the last tournament since 1986. In 2017, the team was out of the Champions League for the first time in 21 years, and fans demanded Wenger's departure. Though Wenger tried to recruit new players, they failed to live up to his high standards and didn't compete with the best in the Premier League. Nevertheless, he did introduce a new transfer policy in 2013, which allowed the club to make a significant purchase.

Wenger's legacy

Arsene Wenger's legacy at Arsenal Football Club has been contested by some fans. It is largely believed that the manager left after 22 years, despite having won the Premier League three times and seven FA Cups. Some fans question whether Wenger's innovations have run their course, but this is not a common viewpoint among Arsenal fans. The club has enjoyed success under Wenger's leadership, having won three league titles, a record number of points, and three consecutive seasons without a defeat.

During his tenure, Arsenal won over 200 games and a Champions League final. Arsenal's record against Manchester United swung wildly from six years of unbeaten mediocrity to nineteen in a row. Their win percentage at the Emirates Stadium was 57%, while they dominated at Old Trafford with a win percentage of 73%. In the Premier League, Arsenal also had a good record away from home, winning ninety percent of their games.

When Arsene Wenger was at Arsenal, they played expansive, attacking football that dominated the game. Despite a lack of success in recent years, the club's heart remains at Highbury. Wenger revolutionised English football and robbed lesser clubs of lagers and Mars bars. Even now, Watford and Southampton go to Highbury expecting to get points. So what is Wenger's legacy at Arsenal Football Club?

Mark Roberts

Senior Facilities Manager - First Team at Manchester City Football Club. 1st Team Men's FM Manager. Experience of running 1st Team, HQ and Academy buildings including catering, Women’s 1st Team/U23 fixtures, events and CFA Hotel - based at City Football Academy in Manchester.

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