Report: Adidas to bring back ‘bruised banana’ kit

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According to Footy Headlines – a reliable source for kit news – Adidas will mark their Arsenal return by releasing a modern interpretation of our cult classic ‘bruised banana’ shirt.

As was the case in the mid-90s, the kit will be yellow and blue and feature red as an accent colour.

As things stand, no images have been leaked, but hopefully, they’ll follow soon enough. We could do with something to get excited about!

As an added bonus, there’s also talk of Adidas doing a retro Gunners range, inspired by other old kits.

The Gunners confirmed the upcoming Adidas kit deal with a single tweet in October.

It’s believed the package is worth £300 million – £60 million a season for five years – which is double the figure currently earned from Puma.

Out current Puma deal runs out at the end of June, and given the last set of kits they’ve foisted upon us nobody is going to shed too many tears about that.

We can safely assume that our Adidas collection will then be released in July.

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Tennessee
Tennessee

Yes!

It’s me
It’s me

At last! Some good news. LANS!

karl
karl

Can’t wait to see the back of green and blue kits. Arsenal were always yellow for away.

DB10s Air Miles
DB10s Air Miles

Except when they were blue and green in the eighties….

Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese

You never saw the back of the green and blue kits? They were the same color as the front.

Charles Charlie Charles
Charles Charlie Charles

You mean that one time in the mid ‘80s? http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Arsenal/Arsenal-change-kits.html
The white era however. What were they thinking?

DB10s Air Miles
DB10s Air Miles

That’s the one. I’ve never really been convinced by those colours though. Yellow and blue all the way for me… although I did quite like he gold one.

Charles Charlie Charles
Charles Charlie Charles

The gold kit was a good look. Close enough to yellow to be acceptable.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yes, its true. In the 82-82 Season we occasionally sent out a team entirely composed of goalkeepers. I think the keepers from the Under 12 team really enjoyed their first team appearances as strikers.

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Fruity!

Timsh
Timsh

Just when everybody’s talking about not buying the merch anymore they tease you with this…

I reckon Iwobi will look sharp in it, as will Hector 🙂

High gooner
High gooner

Özil as well :))))))

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

Are the ones that the report a week ago showed fakes? I think they’re pretty nice although I think it’s not really a modern banana kit. But still, fine enough.
https://arseblog.news/2019/01/pictures-supposed-leaked-images-of-next-seasons-adidas-kits/

My Arse-nal
My Arse-nal

I was thinking the same. It could be that one as it is yellow and blue with a red accent (on the sleeve) as mentioned in this article.

Gana
Gana

Adidas Kit Design:

Bruised Banana – Away
Wounded Watermelon – Home
Mutilated Mango – Third Kit

Pooner
Pooner

Isn’t that our back three?

Gana
Gana

That was the triumvirate of Ivan, Raul and Sven.

viennagunner
viennagunner

is this the start of a new banter era? i could well do with a few laughs

Nketibag
Nketibag

A retro kit range is as close to an open goal you can get.
I absolutely adore the classic Arsenal cannon and the adidas trefoil isn’t too bad either.

Let's have some arsenic instead
Let's have some arsenic instead

It is a classic but it is appalling. I wouldn’t mind a new Limpar though.

NW Gooner
NW Gooner

GET THE FUCK INNNN!!!!

Ben
Ben

Get in!

CanadianGooner
CanadianGooner

Man, I really don’t see why everyone hates on the puma kits. I think at least the home ones have been pretty decent.

baz00r
baz00r

They had a few decent ones but in general looked like they were whipped together the day before the unveiling.

Dobby
Dobby

I just don’t get why people get so amped about kits in general

KongoKim
KongoKim

#kroenkeout after he took my 100-200 euros for the away kit with bellerin/williamson flock

Rectum Spectrum
Rectum Spectrum

shame to see the return of an iconic kit at a time when the team will do it very little justice. cruel almost.

Superanderslimpar
Superanderslimpar

We lost away to Wrexham in that kit….

Dobby
Dobby

We don’t know what next season holds for us.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

Are you sure about that :((

Chippys chip
Chippys chip

Feck the kit. Rambos gone.

viennagunner
viennagunner

common sense regarding football kits? a sponsor trying for a kit fans could actually appreciate? i’ll give this a ten on the poo-o-meter. on a seroius note, i’m all for it, just a little big bit cautious they don’t fuck it up

Tony G
Tony G

I had that shirt as a kid, my mum must’ve thrown it away at some point as I never saw it again😭

Hubie
Hubie

Some good news at last! 😅

RuminatingGunner
RuminatingGunner

The only news to bring a smile in these days of chaos.

Naked cygan
Naked cygan

I have a feeling Emry will be sacked before we see that kit next season

pedro
pedro

The lads are playing like their bananas have been bruised. Inspired choice.

I’m crossing my fingers for matching shell suits.

DB10**
DB10**

Happy to hear this. However a part of me thinks all our happy memories of this kit will be ruined when the present squad play in it.

Mohlanka
Mohlanka

That bruised banana kit looks like S*^#. Please don’t bring that thing back.

Ragingclue
Ragingclue

I think this is the real reason we’re not signing players this month, they won’t want the club spending their money while wearing puma,

Tapps
Tapps

All good! Now can we have a retro team as well? You know – one that will fight tooth and nail for absolutely everything and frighten the opposition to death?

CLEGooner
CLEGooner

Any rumours we’ll change the Cartoon Cannon on the crest back to something a little more classy?

Ohio
Ohio

Great