This Arsenal shirt is more beautiful than a Thierry Henry goal

As Arsenal’s season continues to stop and start, we thought fans of the club wouldn’t mind taking a look at some pure, unadulterated kit porn.

The Gunners were frustrated after a later Olivier Giroud goal at Southampton salvaged a point over the weekend. Arsene Wenger watched his side go a goal down after just three minutes, when Charlie Austin fired past Petr Cech.

Arsenal’s frenetic defending against Manchester United the previous weekend seemed to come back to haunt them at St Mary’s, and Austin might have had a hat-trick before the 10-minute mark had he been more clinical.

And although the superstars wearing the Puma-made, extortionately-priced kits of today, back in the early 1990s was a simpler time. A simpler time when kit manufacturers created some absolute beauties.

Like this Arsenal home shirt from 1992-94:

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Arsenal made history in this glorious strip. In the 1992-93 season, they became the first side to win a domestic cup double, taking home the League Cup and the FA Cup, as Manchester United won the Premier League.

Against Sheffield Wednesday in a packed out Wembley stadium, Ian Wright (who else?) bagged in the first half of the FA Cup final replay before Chris Waddle equalised on 64 minutes. Andy Linighan powered in a late, late header to clinch the game – and the trophy – for Arsenal.

What a moment. What a shirt.

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