In the early 90s adidas entered a reign of bashing out absolutely sensational and crazy away shirts for Arsenal with the jewel in the crown being the bruised banana.
The bruised banana has to be the most iconic 90s football shirt out there. Big and baggy with a bright yellow with faded blue triangles and the colouring of a bashed up piece of fruit.
It is equally loved and hated by Arsenal fans. Blogger ‘East Lower’ thought it was eye-stingly foul.
It was the scrambled egg, dazzle ship horror show from 1992, clearly designed by people who’d had a lot of fun in the acid house years. I’ve supported Arsenal since 1980, but that was the first shirt I ever had and I bought it as a joke – that’s how eye-stingingly foul it was. I could never have guessed that 20 years later it would gain cult status.
We love it.