Football kits come and go every single season, but in the last few years, some fans have been quite cynical when it comes to the sort of message clubs are trying to send by releasing two or three brand new kits every single year. Regardless of where you come down on that argument, though, it’s forever going to be an important part of fan culture – especially for a team as popular as Arsenal.
The Gunners have already released their home and away shirts for the 2020/21 campaign, both of which have been pretty well received, although the home is far more popular than the away. With their first game of the Premier League season coming up against Fulham this weekend, however, we were in need of some clarification regarding which of the two they’d wear – because both seemed to clash with the Cottagers’ standard white and black effort.
As revealed by Arsenal.com, there is an official third kit that has now been released to the public.
“The new adidas third kit is now available at our flagship Armoury store, Arsenal Direct, adidas.co.uk and selected adidas stores exclusively until Wednesday, September 16.
The kit will be worn by all our teams and is being launched alongside a ‘This Is Family’ film which sees Mikel Arteta deliver a heartfelt speech to the Arsenal community. He explains the importance of being part of the Arsenal family and what it means to him to be part of the club.
The film also features Women’s Super League Fans’ Player of the Year Vivianne Miedema and PFA Young Player of the year nominee Bukayo Saka, alongside legends Kanu and Dennis Bergkamp as well as fans from all walks of life and all parts of the Arsenal community.
The new shirt colours are intended to represent the lights and atmosphere that illuminate Emirates Stadium during a night match. The shirt pattern was created from a custom set of tie dye prints.”
They’ve gone for a pretty interesting colour scheme here but in terms of the design, we quite like it. We’re confident it’ll look ever better on the pitch than it actually does during the photoshoot and that’s always a good sign, but you have to wonder how many times we’re actually going to see it.
Either way it does represent the beginning of a new era as Mikel Arteta gears up for his first full season in charge at the Emirates.
Do you like the new third kit?