Arsenal unveil new adidas kit for next season as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang models unpack despite uncertainty over his future … and the club will wear it against Watford and then Chelsea in the FA Cup final
- Arsenal fans will get a first glimpse of the kit against Watford at home on Sunday
- The new home set will be on sale from July 23 for supporters of Arsenal
- The 2020-21 strip pays tribute to the heritage of the 1930s / 1940s North London club
Arsenal have unveiled their new home jersey ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, which will be first worn against Watford on the last day of the current Premier League season.
The new adidas strip, which will also be donned when the Gunners take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on August 1, pays tribute to the club’s prolific ‘Art Deco’ period in the 1930s / 40.
A dark red hue is used everywhere to celebrate Arsenal’s history and heritage, something synonymous with the Premier League giants.
Arsenal have unveiled their new adidas home kit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign
Arsenal center back David Luiz models the new red strip on the roof of the Emirates Stadium
Chevrons run through the red kit while white dominates the shirt’s neck, sleeves and sides
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 forming the kit prior to Thursday’s unveiling.
While red dominates, there is a white-colored neckline and sleeves, while three white adidas stripes run along both sides of the set.
The red strip refers to the Arsenal geometric emblem 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 the many stars who modeled the kit
Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin will be donating the kit prior to Thursday’s unveiling
It’s also a nod to the unique design of the tiles on the floors of the famous East Stand marble halls in Highbury – where Arsenal had huge success before moving to the Emirates in 2006.
On the neck is also a reference to the historic top of Arsenal, with the chevrons pointing both east and west, representing the club’s past and present gun emblem.
The new kit will go on sale to Arsenal supporters starting Thursday morning, before Mikel Arteta’s side heads home to Watford on Sunday.
The kit is first worn against Watford on Sunday for the final game of the Premier League