Arsenal pays tribute to the 1971 double winners with a new yellow away kit with the return of the club cannon

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Arsenal pay tribute to the 1971 double winners with a new yellow stripe, with the return of the famous club gun in place of the badge … with a kit to be worn by women in FA Cup tie for the first time this weekend

  • Bertie Mee’s Arsenal squad won the league and FA Cup doubles 50 years ago in 1971
  • A cannon has replaced the traditional club crest on the yellow kit with a blue border
  • The men’s team will wear it in the last game of the season against Crystal Palace

Arsenal have announced a new yellow away kit for next season as a tribute to the 1971 Double winners.

Bertie Mee’s side – featuring Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, George Graham, Frank McLintock and Charlie George – won the league and FA Cup in 1970-71, with this release 50 years later.

And the yellow kit with blue trim features the traditional Arsenal cannon in place of the club crest, as that double-winning team did on their jerseys.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is modeling the new yellow and blue streak of the side

The kit, worn above by Gunners defender Leah Williamson, has a gun instead of a club crest

The kit, worn above by Gunners defender Leah Williamson, has a gun instead of a club crest

Arsenal have released a new yellow away kit as a tribute to the team’s double winners in 1971

The new strip will be worn by Arsenal Women’s squad for the first time ever in their FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta’s men’s side will also wear the kit in their final away game of the Premier League campaign, also against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on May 19.

The kit has been modeled by players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Kieran Tierney, Thomas Partey and Leah Williamson.

The kit is very similar to the 1971 comic, with a cannon instead of a club crest on the left

The kit is very similar to the 1971 comic, with a cannon instead of a club crest on the left

The kit is very similar to the 1971 comic, with a cannon instead of a club crest on the left

Bertie Mee's side, including Frank McLintock (above), won the league and FA Cup in 1971

Bertie Mee's side, including Frank McLintock (above), won the league and FA Cup in 1971

Bertie Mee’s side, including Frank McLintock (above), won the league and FA Cup in 1971

It also has ‘Arsenal for everyone’ on its neck to ‘celebrate the diversity of the Arsenal family’, with Visit Rwanda as its sleeve sponsor.

The ‘authentic’ match shirts cost £ 100, while regular shirts are £ 65, with authentic shorts and regular shorts £ 43 and £ 22 respectively.

The Gunners will take on the Eagles before hosting Brighton on the final day of the season, May 23, with an out-of-bounds qualification for the European league after a stubborn 1-0 win against Chelsea.

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