The shirt is red and white. The shorts are white and red. The socks are red and white. All of which comes as a relief. There’s also a marketing tagline – “We are THE Arsenal”
Puma say of the design: “With renowned red body and white sleeves, this season’s kit remembers the transformational years of Arsenal Football Club, inspired by players, managers and moments from the 90s.”
We think that translates to: “A celebration of those years when Arsenal were god-awful in the league but won a load of cup competitions thanks to Andy Linighan, Steve Morrow and Alan Smith.”
There’s a weird dark red stripe on the front of the shirt; a detail we suspect represents the split in the fanbase.*
If you don’t have a six-pack, you could always sport is as a Spanx-like undergarment – a sort of corset for our age.
If you play in goal for your pub team, you might want to swerve the shirt that Petr Cech will be forced to wear. It seems to have been inspired by the BBC test card.
The Arsenal Ladies team will debut the new home kit on May 26 in the United States when they play a friendly against Seattle Reign at the Memorial Stadium. The home replica kit is available for pre-order now via the official club shop.
*This is total speculation on our part.