We’ve seen many incredible collaborations over the years between fashion brands and football clubs.
Recent examples include PSG’s historic partnership with Jordan and the Air Max inspired third kits by Nike for several European Heavyweight Clubs back in the 2020/21 season.
Another collaborative effort seems to be on the horizon this time featuring Premier League club Arsenal, their sponsor Adidas and oddly enough, the Transport For London (TFL).
TFL is a local governing body responsible for most of the transport network in London, England.
Adidas are all set to release a kit to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Arsenal tube station.
Renamed in the honor of the London club back in 1932, it holds the unique attribute of being the only tube station to be named after a football club.
The pre-match kit which has apparently leaked will be worn by players during their final warm-ups on the pitch before kickoff.
The kit itself features a graphic inspired by the iconic seat pattern of the London Tube. Similarly, the kit is light royal blue in colour just like the seat’s base.
Adding to the theme, the kit is emblazoned with the London Underground logo under the collar.
Leaked Adidas Arsenal x Transport for London pre-match jersey, inspired by the infamous London tube seat pattern, in a first of its kind to celebrate the 90-year anniversary of the Arsenal tube station, expected to launch in summer 2022. [@Footy_Headlines exclusive] #afc pic.twitter.com/FziRpWsM1Z— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 1, 2021
Before the kit’s impending launch, however, it seems like the Gunners might have some objections to address. The hitch comes in the form of a certain Piccadilly FC, a non-league side, who were quick to establish that they did it first.
It certainly seems to be the case, the London Underground League side shared images of their upcoming away kit and evidently, it features a similar pattern.
WE DID IT FIRST! @Arsenal @adidas @TfL We already collaborated with @maccasports and launched our other Moquette kit at the @ltmuseum last year. This is our 2022 away kit. Share and RT. #justiceforpiccadilly pic.twitter.com/4E7pq9r1Xr— Piccadilly FC ©️ (@PiccadillyFC) December 1, 2021