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This was the crest of Arsenal Football Club from c.1949 to 2002. In 2002, the club replaced the crest, stating in a press release:

"Principally, as the current crest incorporates many separate elements, which have been introduced over a number of years, there is uncertainty surrounding its exact origination. As a consequence, the Club is unable to copyright this crest."

The release is no longer available on the club website but a Google cache of it is here: . Another copy is here: . A BBC news story on the new crest is available here:

Since the club has admitted the crest is ineligible for copyright, it has been given the {{coatofarms}} image tag.

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  • (del) (cur) 11:32, 1 October 2006 . . Mahahahaneapneap ( Talk | contribs) . . 163×203 (10,885 bytes) (Transparent background)
  • (del) (rev) 12:44, 13 August 2003 . . Ed g2s ( Talk | contribs) . . 163×203 (10,884 bytes) (better version)
  • (del) (rev) 20:58, 12 August 2003 . . Ed g2s ( Talk | contribs) . . 164×210 (12,480 bytes) (Arsenal FC's Old Crest (No longer in use due to lack of copyright control))

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