Yesterday was another huge day in the history of Arsenal, as we released yet another kit. This takes the tally to well over 320 for the year, if you include all of the training kits, pitch side kits, warm-up kits, match day kits, travel kits, going to the dentist kits and the other 43 genres of Arteta-attire.
In all fairness to the mighty Arsenal, this new one, which will be our actual away kit, is absolutely lovely. It’s black, with gold/bronze trim, with geometric AFC lettering, which looks to be based on our concrete bombproof letter statues outside the Armoury (Bischoff) at The Emirates.
It looks like we may be wearing the new kit this week as we play the latest in our pre-season games, another warm-up in the USA, where we’ll face Eastern Conference side Orlando City in Orlando City on Thursday. We then play Chelsea in our first big test on Sunday in the final of the Flo-Rida Cup.
Crazily, the following weekend it’s the Emirates Cup, and then the weekend after that, our Premier League season begins in earnest, oh, sorry Croydon, where we’ll visit Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.
We will hope to be able to choose from a strong and full squad including our new signings Jesus, Vieira and Marquinos, along with another potential signing in Zinchenko from Manchester City, a deal which looks to be going through as we speak, more on that later on/tomorrow/never* The Oracle Ornstein tweeted last night that a deal is very close, so fingers crossed this could happen very soon and Artekkers gets his man over the line – hold on, that doesn’t sound right?
*if it falls through.
Arsenal Injury News:
We have some injury problems though, which is frustrating, with Tierney and Tomiyasu still struggling, but fingers crossed they’re on target for a return along with Ben White and our other new signing Fábio Vieira who is also carrying an injury as almost exclusively revealed on Sunday on The Mighty Shorts 1968 Comeback Special.
The kit (along with black shorts and socks) is available from yesterday and looks to be retailing around £70, with the players edition commanding a breath-taking £100 from anyone rich enough to afford it, and skinny enough to fit in one. In a nice touch, £5 from every shirt sale will go to the Arsenal Foundation.
AFCi have the full range of shirts and kit here.