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For the first 80 years of the club's existence, playing shirts were without a club badge. Specially designed badges would only appear on Arsenal shirts for high-profile occasions, such as F.A. Cup finals.[1]

The first of these badges was created for the 1927 final and consisted of a red AFC monogram on a white shield. Three years later a different badge was created for the 1930 final. This was the first time the famous Arsenal cannon would appear on the club's shirts.

The 1932 final saw the appearance of another monogram, this time inside Arsenal's first hexagonal badge. This badge, was a precursor to the more famous "A-football-C" Art Deco crest that would be used for the 1936, 1950 and 1952 finals. This crest, a brainchild of Herbert Chapman and Claude Waterlow Ferrier, has become a fans favourite and can still be seen today on scarves, clothes or stationery.[2]

The 1967-68 season saw a white cannon added to the famous red shirt for the first time on a regular basis. This remained virtually unchanged for 22 years except for the addition of the A-F-C "cannonballs" in 1978.

The full 'Victoria Concordia Crescit' crest was introduced to the shirts at the start of the 1990-91 title winning season and underwent several cosmetic changes over the next 11 years, including the addition of "The Gunners" nickname in 1994, before finally being replaced with the current crest in 2002.


Provincial flags[edit]

Flag Province Description Origin
Flag of Alsace (old).svg Alsace (traditional) Per pale gules a bend sinister cotised fleury argent and gules a bend between six crowns bendwise those in base reversed or. Traditional arms of Alsace: Basse-Alsace on the left and Haute-Alsace on the right.
Flag of Alsace.svg Alsace (prefered) Gules a bend double cotised flory argent between six crowns bendwise those in base reversed or. Modern flag adopted in the 1990s is a simplification of the arms of the traditional province of Alsace.
Flag of Angoumois.svg Angoumois Lozengy, or and gules. Arms of the counts of Angoulême, house of Angoulême.
France anjou.svg Anjou Azure, three fleurs de lis or a bordure gules. Arms of the dukes of Anjou. Semy de lis (Fr ancient) was replaced by three fleurs de lys (Fr modern) in 1480.
Artois flag.svg Artois Azure semy de lis or a label gules of three points each charged with three castles of the second. Arms of the counts of Artois, house of Artois.
Flag of Aunis.svg Aunis Gules a partridge crowned or. Origin unknown.
Flag of Auvergne.svg Auvergne Or a gonfanon gules ringed and edged vert. Arms of the counts of Auvergne, house of Boulogne.
Béarn flag.svg Béarn Or two cows gules horned and belled azure. Arms of the viscounts of Béarn, house of Béarn.
Berry flag.svg Berry Azure three fleurs de lys or within a bordure engrailed gules. Arms of the dukes of Berry, apanagist royal princes.
Flag of Bourbonnais.svg Bourbonnais Azure semy de lis or a bend gules. Arms of the counts of Clermont, 3rd house of Bourbon.
Flag of Bourgogne.svg Bourgogne Quarterly first and fourth azure seme de lys or within a bordure gobonny argent and gules second and third bendy of six or and azure within a bordure gules. Arms of the second (1st and 4th quarters) and first (2nd and 3rd quarters) houses of Bourgogne.
Kroaz Du.png Bretagne (traditional) Argent a cross sable. Origin unknown. Could date from the 3rd crusade, general use from the XVth century onwards.
Flag of Brittany.svg Bretagne (prefered) A canton semé with eleven ermine spots over nine equal black and white stripes. Ermine is from the arms of the dukes of Bretagne. The stripes symbolise the nine traditional Breton countries.
Flag of Champagne-Ardenne.svg Champagne Azure a bend argent double cotised potent counter potent or. Arms of the counts of Champagne, house of Champagne.
Comtat Venaissin flag.svg Comtat Venaissin Gules two keys in saltire or tied with a cord azure. Papal arms. The province was a papal enclave belonging to the Holy See from 1270 to 1791.
Comte de Foix flag.svg Comté de Foix Or three pallets gules. Arms of the city of Foix. The arms of the counts of Foix differ slightly, having five pallets.
Comte de Nice flag.svg Comté de Nice Argent on three mount vert a eagle crowned gules the base barry wavy argent and azure. The eagle is from then German-ruled house of Savoy, the rocks represent the three mountains surrounding Nice.
Flag of Corsica.svg Corse Argent a Moor's head sable tied with a tortil of the first. Origin unknow, might come from the old arms of the house of Aragon.
Dauphiné flag.svg Dauphiné Quarterly first and fourth azure three fleurs-de-lis or second and third or a dolphin azure. France modern (1st and 4th quarters) and arms of the counts of Viennois (2nd and 3rd quarters).
Flandres Or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules Arms of the counts of Flandres, house of Flandres.
100px Franche-Comté Azure billetty a lion rampant crowned or armed and langued gules. Arms of the counts palatin of Bourgogne, house of Ivrea.
Flag of Gascogne.svg Gascogne Quarterly, first and fourth azure a lion rampant argent second and third gules a garb or. Arms granted by Louis XIV in 1696, no known historical significance.
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Guyenne Gules, a lion passant gardant or. Origin unknown.
Flag of Île-de-France.svg Île-de-France Azure, three fleur-de-lys or. Royal banner (France Modern).
Flag of Occitania.svg Languedoc Gules a cross of Toulouse or. Arms of the counts of Toulouse, house of Rouergue.
Flag of Limousin.svg Limousin (traditional) Ermine a bordure gules. Arms of the dukes of Penthièvre, house of Dreux.
Limousin (alternate flag).svg Limousin (prefered) Per pale, or three lions azure two and one, bendy or and gules. Arms of the house of Limoges-Turenne.
Flag of Lorraine.svg Lorraine Or on a bend gules three alerions bendwise argent. Arms of the dukes of Lorraine, house of Lorraine.
Flag of Lyonnais.svg Lyonnais Gules a lion rampant argent armed and langued azure a chief of the third three fleurs de lis or. Arms of the merchants' guild, the chief of lis was added when the province came under Royal administration.
Flag of Maine (France).svg Maine Azure semy de lis or a bordure gules in dexter chief a lion rampant argent. Arms of the counts of Maine, junior branch of the house of Anjou.
Marche Flag.svg Marche Azure semy de lis or on a bend gules three lions rampant bendwise argent. Arms of the counts of Marche, junior branch of the 3rd house of bourbon.
Bandera Navarra.svg Navarre Gules, a cross and saltire of chains or, affixed to an annulet vert and to an orle of the second. Arms of the kings of Navarre.
Flag of Nivernais.svg Nivernais Bendy of six or and azure, within a bordure engrailed gules Arms of the counts of Nivernais, 1st house of Bourgogne.
Flag of Normandie.svg Normandie ... Perche,
Orléanais flag.svg Orléanais ... Blésois, Vendômois
Flag of Picardie.svg Picardie ... Boulonnais, Ponthieu, Thiérache, Vermandois, Vimeu
Flag of Poitou.svg Poitou ...
Provence flag.svg Provence ... Pays de Sault,
Provence (alternate flag).svg Provence (alternate) ...
Flag of Catalonia.svg Rousillon ... Cerdagne
Flag of Saintonge.svg Saintonge Azure a bishop's mitre argent between three fleurs de lys or two in chief and one in base.
Savoie flag.svg Savoie Gules a cross argent. Arms of the dukes of Savoie, house of Savoie.
Touraine flag.svg Touraine Azure semy de lis or within a bordure gobonny argent and gules. Arms of the dukes of Touraine, apanagist royal princes.


  1. ^ "Shirt Badge". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Art Deco Crest". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 2010-01-21.