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New Arsenal kit designed by Stella McCartney launches to terrible reviews

New Arsenal kit designed by Stella McCartney launches to terrible reviews

The long-rumoured Stella McCartney x Arsenal collection has finally been revealed. 

Created as part of a collaboration between the London side’s sponsors, Adidas and fashion designer Stella McCartney, the collection includes a host of apparel and even a pre-match top. 

The collection’s trainers leaked a few weeks ago, and its design choices had already begun to split opinion amongst Gooners. 

With the full collection now up for viewing, reactions seem to follow the same note, as a section of fans still remains unconvinced. 

The collection aimed at celebrating the Arsenal Women’s football team features ‘gender-neutral’ designs, along with an ‘animal-inspired’ graphic. 

The graphic looks to draw inspiration from the patterns present on the body of leopards and cheetahs, culminating in dark-blue coloured spots and stripes on the various products. 

The standout product is undoubtedly the pre-match top set to be worn by both the Arsenal men’s and women’s teams. 

While the top includes some neat details such as the club’s motto, “Victory through Harmony”, fans still haven’t taken a liking towards it. 

Considering the bold choices at display, the kit comes off as rather predictable. From the outlandish patterns to the eccentric colours, there could be plenty of reasons for their distaste. 

And by the looks of it, many fans will not be looking to purchase the special collection. 

For those interested in seeing the pre-match top in action, in order to make an informed decision of course, you can catch the men’s team sporting it on 4th April, ahead of their fixture against Crystal Palace.