Unsurprisingly many Arsenal fans have mixed views over the future of the club now that Arsene Wenger’s departure has been announced. Some can’t wait to see who is brought in, whereas others are left to wonder whether or not the uncertainty of a new manager is going to disrupt them over the course of the next few months. Whatever the case may be, it seems as if most of them are unanimous in their hatred of one thing in particular – the Gunners’ rumoured new home kit.
Football kits may not be seen as an important factor in the game by many, but in reality, they’re so much more than just money-making devices. The colour and design of your team’s kit represent its identity in more ways than one throughout the course of any given season, and because of that, they’ll always be interesting.
When it comes to Arsenal, the club have attempted to re-define the meaning of the kit for a few years now. They’ve moved away from the red and white, gone back to it, added in new colours – and they’ve done that with a variety of different kit manufacturers. Over the last few years they’ve stuck to Puma, but as reported by Daily Mail, it seems as if a multi-million-pound switch to Adidas is on the table.
Premier League giants Arsenal have officially unveiled their new home shirt for the 2017/18 season.
Arsenal legends such as Robert Pires and martin Keown took part in club’s new kit launch that promotes Arsenal’s traditional red and white strip with a little twist to the socks that are a bit different with a streak of red fading into white.
Predominant red colour appears to be a bit darker than usual, whereas kit manufacturers Puma have decided to lose the touch of black around the collar which was present last season. The new stylish edition features white collaring and truly is a mixture of traditional and modern.
PUMA, who are the number three brand in football, will be official long-term kit partner for Arsenal from the 1st of July this year. This will mean the playing and training kit for all of the Gunners’ sides with be with PUMA. The brand will also have rights to develop merchandise of Arsenal to global markets.
‘We are excited to be partnering with PUMA, a company whose football heritage and record of innovation have a strong affinity with our own. This represents another important step forward in Arsenal’s progression on and off the pitch.’ – Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis.