Arsenal officially released the 2020-21 away kits. We’d seen them before, but they didn’t OFFICIALLY roll out until today. The Gunners haven’t had a white kit since the 2009-10 3rd and haven’t had a white away kit since the late ‘60s. Seeing the side in white might take a bit of getting used to.
You won’t have to wait long to see the kit in action. The Arsenal Women will be wearing it on Saturday in their Champions League quarterfinal against Paris Saint-Germain.
Adidas is nailing the release videos. Remember “Will You be my Yellow?” Today’s is just as good, and I’ll definitely be doing an in-depth breakdown of it because how could I not talk about David Seaman as Michelangelo’s David in greater detail.
Steeped in history. Focused on the future.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 20, 2020
Get #ReadyForSport with the new away kit from adidas x The Arsenal
Exclusively available in-store and online now
My first reaction when the away kits leaked was lukewarm, at the absolute best. I definitely got the blood-spatter vibes that people are still getting from the marbling pattern. But the shirt has grown on me. I like that it’s different. And evoking Highbury is pretty sweet. Teams and brands should be more adventurous with strips — keep the home kit classic, do something interesting with the away, and go wild with the third.
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Personally, I don’t like to get a name on the back of my jersey, but for this kit, I think I will. That all-white back looks odd with nothing on it. So if you see a bloke with “Tierney” on the back of a red and white marbled Arsenal away kit somewhere in the D.C. area, say hello — it’s probably me.