The season of kit leaks continues to unravel as we make a trip to the North of London, where reside the front-runners of the Premier League, Arsenal FC.
Footy Headlines had previously broken through the home and away designs of Arteta’s Arsenal. While the primary shirt was largely met with mixed reviews, fans ruthlessly slandered the leaked away kits that feature neon-yellow kits with a touch of green.
The Gunners, who currently sit atop the Premier League table, will be continuing their partnership with Adidas to release the trims for this. After reuniting with the German sports manufacturers back in 2019, Arsenal extended its deal with Adidas up until 2030.
As per the glimpses circulated by Footy Headlines (perpetually), Arsenal’s third strip will be reminiscent of the away version of the Arsenal kit that was worn in the 1982-83 season by Terry Neil’s side.
Primarily a dark green jersey, the design features navy blue sleeves with three stripes. The sleeve ends feature another white stripe that adds richness to the kit.
Fly Emirates continues to be the primary shirt sponsor for Arsenal, as the airline brand’s logo is featured in white. The sleeve sponsors are also featured in the same color.
For the first time since it was introduced in 2002, none of Arsenal’s kits will feature the current crest in full color. Both the Club Cannon and the Adidas logo are Sand Gold in color.
The granddad collar makes a return, and so does the AFC motif on the collar. Closely inspired by the 1990/91 home shirt, the classic AFC lettering is a special feature of the jersey.
The shirt will be partnered with navy blue shorts.
Though much enhanced than the leaked away strips, fans still appear disappointed with the dark green third kits after the initial concepts suggested an all-white design with gold accents.
Much of the initial negativity surrounding the kits faded away however after glimpses of Gabriel Jesus in the green and navy kit circulated in the media.
The Brazilian who recently recovered from an injury looks strikingly gorgeous in the Adidas-made kits. The deep colors go well with Arsenal #9, and we expect that to be the case with every Arsenal player when they dawn the third strip.
On a side note, the North London club will also release a lifestyle version of their third kit which, according to reports, is a sponsorless crossover version of the regular shirt.
Arteta’s side currently maintains a three-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. The latter have a game in hand, and with the difficulty of fixtures that await Arsenal next, fans have started to fear another “bottle job”. Gunners’ trip to Etihad later this month might prove to be the title decider. It remains to be seen if the nearly 2-decade long title drought finally comes to an end for AFC.