Arsenal merchandise, 80s style

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Gunners Shop

Apropos of not a great deal, on the day when yet another home shirt was revealed, I thought I’d share this with you. I was digging through some old stuff today and came across the Gunners Shop price list from the 1986-1987 season.

It’s one of those occasions when 25 years seems an entire world away. Compare the commercial operations of Arsenal now with this. There was no internet, of course, but you could go in person to the shop (behind the Clock End and the size of a shoe box) or you could send off a cheque/postal order. Note: NO COINS PLEASE.

As for needing to see pictures of the products – well there’s no need for that, is there? We all know what a Baby Doll Nightie Set and a Sing-a-Long Record (4 songs) is, anyway.

It also means I have found out what I paid for my ‘Kenny Sansom’ acrylic flat cap – £2. Apparently, it’s a ‘cheesecutter cap’. So there you go.

Incidentally, tucked into the price list I also found these.


Arsenal since about 1979. Thick, thin and all that.