Arsenal unveil new adidas home kit for next season as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang models strip despite uncertainty surrounding his future… and they will wear it against Watford and then Chelsea in the FA Cup final
Arsenal have unveiled their new home kit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, which will first be worn against Watford on the final day of the current Premier League season.
The new adidas strip, which will also be on show when the Gunners take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on August 1, pays homage to the club’s prolific ‘Art Deco’ period in the 1930-40s.
A dark shade of red is used throughout to celebrate Arsenal’s history and heritage, something which is synonymous with the Premier League giants.
Arsenal have unveiled their new adidas home kit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign
Arsenal centre-back David Luiz models the new red strip on the roof of the Emirates Stadium
Chevrons run throughout the red kit while white dominates the neck, sleeves and sides of shirt
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – whose future remains unclear with his contract expiring next summer – Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney were all pictured modelling the kit ahead of its unveiling on Thursday.
While red dominates, there is a white-coloured neck and sleeves, while three white adidas stripes run down both sides of the kit.
The red strip pays reference to Arsenal’s geometric crest which the club used between 1936 and 1949, with a chevron graphic running through the kit.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose future remains uncertain, was one of many stars who modelled the kit
Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin don the kit ahead of its unveiling on Thursday
It is also a nod to the unique design of the tiling on the floors of the East Stand’s famous marble halls at Highbury – where Arsenal enjoyed huge success before moving to the Emirates in 2006.
On the back of the neck there is also a reference to Arsenal’s historic crest, with the chevrons pointing both east and west, representing the past and present of the club’s cannon emblem.
The new kit is available to buy for Arsenal supporters from Thursday morning before Mikel Arteta’s side pull on the strip on Sunday at home to Watford.
The kit will first be worn against Watford on Sunday for the final game of the Premier League