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Last Updated: Friday, 21 January, 2005, 08:38 GMT
Arsenal to change shirt colours
Artist impression of Ashburton Grove stadium
Arsenal will drop their traditional red and white shirt in favour of an all-claret one next season, their final campaign at Highbury.

It is the design they wore when they came to Highbury in 1913, with the white sleeves not added on until 1925.

"I think it's fantastic that we will wear a kit that represents the history of this fantastic stadium," captain Patrick Vieira told Arsenal magazine.

The champions move to new Emirates Stadium in Ashburton Grove in 2006.

Earlier this week, they overcame the final hurdle in building the new ground when several local businesses failed in an attempt to challenge a compulsory purchase order.

Arsenal have yet to decide what will happen to Highbury when they leave, but it is thought the four stands may be turned into flats, with the pitch being kept as a garden for residents.




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