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Revealing Arsenal 2020/21 home jersey, paying homage to 1930/40s club heritage

Arsenal FC stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette on the rooftop of the Emirates Stadium. (Photo courtesy: adidas)
Arsenal FC stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette on the rooftop of the Emirates Stadium. (Photo courtesy: adidas)

Today, adidas reveals the Arsenal home kit for the 2020/21 season , uniting generations of fans with reference to the club’s prolific “Art Deco” period in the 1930/40s.

Paying homage to Arsenal’s geometric crest which the club used from 1936 – 1949, the chevron graphic on the home jersey is inspired by the “A” within. It is also a nod to the layout of the tiling on the floors of the East Stand’s famous marble halls – the historical home of Arsenal before its 2006 move to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal FC Women's team stars Leah Williamson, Leonie Maier and Kim Little. (Photo courtesy: adidas)

Arsenal FC Women’s team stars Leah Williamson, Leonie Maier and Kim Little. (Photo courtesy: adidas)

The back-neck sign off also references the original crest, with the chevrons facing both East and West , representing the past and present of the club’s iconic Cannon emblem. A dark shade of red is used throughout the kit to celebrate the club’s heritage, something which is synonymous with Arsenal and rooted in its DNA.

Brining Art Deco design references into 2020/2021, the authentic shirt features HEAT.RDY – KEEP COOL, adidas’ cooling innovation that keeps the wearer feeling cool, dry and confident in the game. The replica shirt offers similar benefits with AEROREADY – FEEL READY, a technology that helps players feel comfortable and ready to play.

The new home jersey will be worn for the first time on pitch from 26th July against Watford, followed by the FA Cup Final at Wembley on 1st August, where the Gunners will be aiming to win its 14th FA Cup . The kit is available to purchase at the adidas online shop (https://www.adidas.co.uk/football), the Arsenal FC club and online store, as well as selected adidas stores, retailers and fashion stores from 23rd July.