Respect to Adidas for Arsenal’s new away kit

Adidas did such a great job with kits last season, their ideas for 2020/21 were always going to divide opinion.

I often don’t like to buy the home version as 60-pound plus is a lot to pay for a red shirt where the only change every year is small detail.

Of course, taste is subjective, but I appreciate originality. The more a designer thinks outside the box the bigger gamble they take. So, I can imagine white with a red marble scratch effect will be like marmite to many gooners? Yet you have to respect the brand for trying something different.

There are some fans who like us to stick to our usual colours of red/white at home and yellow away. Those people certainly wouldn’t like us wearing the same colours as Spurs. This forced the manufacturer to release a statement insisting it’s not that kind of white. In fact, with a bit of context, this design is more traditional then you might think. It’s essentially a tribute to Highbury’s famous Marble Halls.

Many have viewed the Halls as a reflection to how Herbert Chapman revolutionised the club, hence that’s where his statue remains. Indeed, our ex manager had an image of how the East End should look. It was the start of the ‘Arsenal Way’; the club always wanting to do things the right way, with some style and class
Even after our Highbury stadium was redeveloped into apartments that was one former feature that was retained.

Of course, the blood/scratch logo sets up obvious puns for the media, especially if ever suffer a heavy beating. Yet Adidas could have just taken our money and played it safe. They have taken time to get to know our history, first a flash back to the Bruised Banana and now the Marble Halls. Even if you don’t rate their latest attempt you have to respect them for that.

I liked for example when away kits included blue, gold, purple, etc. I like that it means something while being original…

How Do You Rate Our Away Kit?

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Dan Smith

9 Comments

  1. William gardener says:

    I love the shirt although it costs more to an aussie. I wouldn’t mind seeing the old Highbury clock on the back under the number. My only gripe is that rugby shirts are screan printed and are cheaper so you never lose numbers or sponsors and I have a lot of shirts of my favourite players shame I can’t keep them in original condition after wearing them all the time

  2. Sean M says:

    Agree Dan. Sexiest Arsenal kit at least in my living memory and first kit I’ll actually buy. Great job Adidas.

  3. Mogunna says:

    If thag will make us win, great stuff. Now it is clearly more of an Arsenal shirt yhan the bluish or greyish kit we saw past years.

    Good news; Gabriel most likely on the way to Arsenal today. His agent still expect a Man U offer before to move but they gave Man U til yesterday and will move to Arsenal without a Man U sign by noon…

    We are no first choice then, but he is a good prospect.

    I jist dont get how we possibly can sign Luiz and Mari if we bring Saliba back and Gabriel.

    Mari, sokra, Mustafi, Holding, chambers, saliba and Gabriel seems a lot. No sense to sign Luiz at all nor Mqri with such plans.

    If we pick 5, must be Gabriel, Saliba, Chambers, Holding &Mustafi.. Saliba & gabriel would need to adapt, i will pair Mustafi Chambers or Holding for now. We know Arteta has a crush on Luiz hair thl, gave him an extension to watch dem hairs fly every game!

    Cant rate Mari who never played, shouldnt even be there. Crazy.

  4. Declan says:

    Best design for years and love the nod to our history. The official video is pretty amazing too.

  5. Uzi Ozil says:

    Adidas totally killed it. The Jersey is dope…..

  6. SueP says:

    Nod or not to the marble halls it doesn’t rock my boat.
    At my age, looking like the living dead is not ideal, however, I did like the idea of featuring the clock as mentioned previously

    1. Declan says:

      Love the living dead comment SueP and would certainly suit me then🧟‍♂️

  7. Dmax says:

    its really classic love it

  8. Kstix says:

    I absolutely love it. Arguably one of our best kits in years. Can’t wait to get my hands on one

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