Arsenal and Adidas address knife crime with new all-white kit

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Idris Elba features in the promo for new Arsenal all-white kit

Arsenal alongside sponsor Adidas have been hitting it out of the park recently with the releases of special jerseys and apparel, commemorating special occasions and recreating some old classics.

The pair are back again with a special release, this time for the greater good.

The London based club via their socials announced the release of a special all-white kit in support of the ‘No more Red’ campaign.

The announcement features Arsenal’s young stars alongside the likes of Ian Wright and actor Idris Elba.

The campaign itself looks to combat the recent increase in teenage murders in London, most of which involved knife attacks.

The all-white Arsenal kit

Additionally, the initiative will look to offer safer spaces for young people across London including renovated football facilities.

Arsenal’s traditional Red has been drained entirely in the special kit, opting for a pure white coat of paint while keeping other elements unchanged.

The sponsors and club crest are present similar to the home kit with the only omission being the colour red.

Opting for white is certainly a fitting choice considering its symbolism as an indicator of peace, and the removal of red goes along with the initiative’s slogan ‘No more Red’.

Arsenal in general are often viewed as a classy club, perhaps on the back of their decorated history and the fluid form of football they are associated with.

Nonetheless, this adds further weight to the claim, with the initiative being a touch of class.

Unfortunately for the numerous admirers of the shirt, it will not be available commercially.

However, fans can catch a glimpse of the shirt during Arsenal’s FA cup tie against Nottingham Forest, as it will be worn by the outfield players.

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