Adidas Arsenal kits to be launched on July 1st

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It seems the much hyped new kits by Adidas will make their long awaited reveal on July 1st 2019 as advertised outside the Armoury at Emirates Stadium.

Numerous photos of the jerseys have been doing the rounds online since the partnership with the German manufacturer was announced. However, as previously reported, it seems that the most recent photos of Aubameyang and Lacazette features the final design of next season’s jerseys as leaked by the good people of Footy Headlines.

Feedback to the clean designs have been very positive online – a marked departure on the unpopular Puma kits of the last few years.

Scroll for photos of the leaked kits, including shots of the third kit which is clad in blue and gold.

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Goonerrific
Goonerrific

Refreshing to not know which kit to go for because they’re all decent – not too happy at endorsing folk to visit Rwanda and not taking a risk on a player name though.

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

Tough crowd – guess were all ok with countries in poverty spending £30m on a shirt sponsor.

Rich
Rich

Maybe they thought spending £30 million on promoting tourism would be well spent?

It certainly reaches an extremely large audience.

Tourism = Trade
Trade = jobs + opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Give a man a fish, and he can feed his family for the day, teach a man to fish and give him a fishing rod, he can feed his family for a lifetime…

We give billions away in foreign aid, when we’d be better off investing in business opportunities in goods that are to expensive for us to manufacture ourselves, and then using free trade to increase the standard of living at home, whilst creating opportunities for others in countries that are in extreme poverty.

A Different George
A Different George

I don’t want to speak for Goonerrific, but I think he was referring to Rwanda’s political situation and human rights record, not to whether it was a smart investment by their tourist bureau.

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

I understand your point but having worked with tourism boards/ governments , this represent a sound investment for the country, big exposure for not that much money ( considering other investments in tourism). Well played Amiel.

RoDZz
RoDZz

Tourism happens to be Rwanda’s biggest earner generating $437m in 2017. So investing 30m to get more people to visit Rwanda sounds like good business for a country “with poverty”

John C
John C

Rowanda has a population of 12.21m people, and if the country’s biggest source of income only generates $437m, that equates to a benefit of $35.59 a year to each person, that is the very definition of poverty.

Let’s put this into perspective, Ozil “earns” $44.08 a minute!!

I extremely uncomfortable taking £10m a year to promote a poverty stricken country to pay multi-millionaire footballers wages, i’d rather the club promote them for free.

Ravi
Ravi

the $437m is from Tourism only. The population of the country do not depend on Tourism as the only source of income.

Also, comparing $35.59 to Ozil’s wages per minute is so ridiculous. Not to say that’s a sustainable amount, but comparing when the country has different dynamics is just insane.

Devlin
Devlin

So you would rather they share the 30 mil? That would only equate to $2.46.

Have you thought about how things might be without tourism? Things are bad in the third world and that $35.59 per year could be what they are benefiting from the 30 mil investment.

From that perspective, $2.46 to $35.59 is a huge jump in income for poverty stricken households.

Africa wants trade, not aid.

DJ ARSE
DJ ARSE

There are so many holes in your argument. First of all, this is not their sole source of income as a country. Also, purchasing power parity means that the dollar amount in Rwanda is not the same as it is elsewhere. Africa does not need your free crap, they’ve made an investment in their own country and don’t need you to feel any type of way for them. So you can keep your uneducated sense of morality to yourself.

John C
John C

I would rather Arsenal promote Rwandan Tourism for free, i don’t believe we should be taking money from the poor to pay the (very) rich. The fact that money that could be used to improve the lives of very very poor people only goes some way to pay the wages of a lazy waste of space like Ozil doesn’t sit well with me.

Barcelona had UNICEF on their shirts for free for many years, i’d rather we did that, or even better the players donate £10m a year on a pro-rata basis to pay for it!

DJ ARSE
DJ ARSE

UNICEF is a non-profit organization that’s held accountable for all donations they receive. Please go and do some research on this, the data is out there (I recommend a good book called Dead Aid). Giving things out for free sounds nice but it’s not always beneficial to the recipients for many reasons. It’s really ignorant and disrespectful to believe that people are out looking for handouts. They willingly entered this business deal as an investment in their own country. I promise you the majority of Rwandans are not complaining about this, it instills a sense of pride to see your country on such a stage. Perhaps you should visit Rwanda and dispel your myth on all of their “poverty”.

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

I.m on my way now

DJ ARSE
DJ ARSE

What an ignorant statement on so many levels.

OnlyBeingHonest
OnlyBeingHonest

Enjoy the kit and forget about politics

Cygans Parting
Cygans Parting

I’d be just as concerned about our stadium and main shirt sponsors Emirates. The human rights abuses of our main patrons are every bit as abhorrent as Visit Rwanda

canon fodder
canon fodder

It’s the away kit that I am going for; I love Adidas’ return to tradition. Red (home kit) and yellow (away kit) is all I ask for. I’m not into third kits as they have no tradition and are just an excuse to fleece more money out of us.

Nketibag
Nketibag

This kit is simply too nice for the Europa league. What a cock up.

Eric Blair
Eric Blair

Is there any way to get the sponsers logos off?

Arsenio
Arsenio

I’d pay extra for that.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias

Nice kits.

Unless Mustafi is inside them next season.

A Different George
A Different George

Give it a rest.

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

Love the red and yellow but I’ll buy one only if we buy a quality player. I’ll splash the cash only if they splash the cash!

Bendtnerschridtmastree
Bendtnerschridtmastree

So we’re probably not anouncing any new signings til then?

Ash
Ash

TAKE MY MONEY

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

Why are we using american dates now?

A Different George
A Different George

Because dates won’t grow in the British climate.

Floppy Gloves
Floppy Gloves

What makes them American?

TeeCee
TeeCee

Probably says “Freedom Dates” on the box.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

We are not.

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

Month theb day makes them american. Day then month then year. Yes I am this bored and yes silly season has already driven me nuts (and raisins).

JeremyDG
JeremyDG

At least our defenders will look nice as they fall over.

Eire
Eire

Off topic but how would everybody feel about getting Cesc back to the club to add control, stability, desire(Henry coming back as a “fan” comes to mind) and creativity to our dying midfield? I for one would love it.

James
James

Would have loved it 3 plus years ago, but the reason Chelsea let him go was his legs were gone a bit. Not great for pressing, he tracks back less. Not surprising considering he’s been one of the worlds best since about 16 and has played for such high energy teams all his career.

santori
santori

Kit is alright. Nothing fantastic. Was expecting a bit more frankly, third kit is unimaginative. First kit at least they didn’t try to tamper too much. Never been a fan of the Banana kit.

What’s more concerning is the brand of the club overall has been taking a nose dive for some time now.

How we prosecute this summer’s (transfer business)/who we bring in, may well dictate the general direction thereafter.

We can’t even say we are a team replete with much quality names these days.

Even the striking pair of Auba and Laca are not entirely first class picks in the world of football today.

They are decent aging assets where we once boasted the likes of Henry, Pires, Viera Bergkamp to name a few in Wenger’s successful early reign, all of whom arguably would have been in contention for a world first 22 squad.

Instead we have people fanciful in their delusions, pontificating the need to sell and reconstruct wholesale when the truth is more delicate and we are faced with the reality of more finite operating budget (and the as yet lack of a competent technical director)

Sell Mustafi he is a MUST sell they say. Sell Granit they say.

The same voices would then contemplate keeping the even more useless Jenkinson, never mind Unai had so much faith in him he started the ‘calamitous’ Mustafi in unfamiliar Rback ahead of Carl.

Never mind (the over estimated) Torreira should be the minimum standard for someone off the bench for us let alone Elneny whom we can’t even seem to sell.

These same voices seem to think that we will find great joy (and money) in market for players they have deemed disasters (again say Mustafi and Granit)

Who will pay 90K per week let alone say 19m for a transfer fee for these players when there are far more economical options in market is anyone’s guess? Gazidis?

Your having a laugh.

Fact is the wage construction has been both necessary and a complication.

In hindsight it is easy for us to of course criticise the decision to over pay on Ozil.

I am the first to admit I think we made a poor error not playing off Ramsey (with a season left to run) against Ozil but we also have to appreciate the predicament the club was with another star asset in Alexis leaving that window.

Again I am also critical of the way Mslintat took little strategic or tactical considerations in opting not to sell Alexis to City instead going for lower hanging fruit in selling on to United, and laying us prey to Raiolla, forcing us to take on a player in Mhkitaryan (loading the wage bill with a player we already had in Ramsey). And of course we had been in need of a winger with Mahrez available early on in that window at a lower price before City then had need for him late on (pushing price up significantly)

But that’s been done and we now find ourselves face with the ‘panic loan’ era (never mind panic buy under Wenger/Law) courtesy of Raul and Mslintat.

Yet many prefer to believe we are/have been in great hands.

This summer, at very least we shed some of the weight on the wage bill with Cech, Welbeck, Ramsey, Lichsteiner leaving.(350K per week there)

Some of that will be reinvested in improving contracts (for Laca and Auba)

Losing either of these players will NOT be a good option. It sends a poor signal to the rest of the team and further throws risk at what Unai has achieved (however minimal) this season.

Too much reconstruction we should remember has an equally potential detrimental effect on the squad as relationships between players have to be rebuilt, new players have to settle.

We already see this in midfield where Torreira has been “OK” this season.

He has had his (predictable) issues settling in. Again those who like to nitpick on Granit should do well to consider Torreira does not start ahead of Granit for good reason.

Over a stretch of games either side of Christmas (perhaps he hit the wall) he conspired to misplace or was fleeced off the ball 6 or 7 times in games including BHA, Soton away, West Ham, United. These were in critical areas of midfield in which had it been Granit, there would have been much recrimination. It led directly to 4 or 5 goals against. Did that cost us the league then?

Much like Mustafi’s error at Palace? Or say the very next match when we went to the supposedly better pairing of Koscielny-Sokratis and leaked 3 goals against Wolves?

People need to take a step back away from the hyperbole and red herrings spouted conveniently and take a helicopter view of things.

We cannot afford to shell out midfield too much.

We have currently Granit- Torreira – Guendouzi. Beyond that Elneny is mediocre at best (adds nothing going forward), Willock looks promising but is a risk (much as the often over touted Mavropanos)

Even with a new midfielder in we will need 4 first picks at minimum.

The same goes for Cback.

We will (HOPEFULLY) have a new Cback to add to Sokratis and Holding.

But we will need a fourth.(Plus likely Monreal as a fifth choice, ostensibly he will cover Kolasinac for another season)

Which means either a risk on Mavropanos (a developing player who frankly is better off on loan to accelerate development…he needs to play regularly) or we are looking at one of Chambers or Mustafi (Whomever attracts a better price in market or who has the appetite to stay and compete.

When you add Cback,CM requirements (not to mention the long neglected need for a wide player never mind young Nelson if he features), that’s plenty to add in today’s market given our minimal budget and the fact we have been shite at selling on.

To think of having to worry about adding at fullback as well (NOT a priority) when we may have to keep and eye on Keeper and Striker (Beyond Laca/Auba if one takes an injury, we don’t have a Welbeck off the bench otherwise, never mind Nketiah), we have our plate full as is and wholesale reconstruction is both disruptive and less appealing.

WHO we bring in of course in terms of quality will not just determine if Unai is fed proper ammunition to really push forward next season but will also have some bearing on the branding of this club (to get back to original point)

We have been a club on the slide for some time now. Some fans wanted change at all cost, anything was better than Wenger. They opined that they did not mind us outside top 4 for another 2 or 3 seasons as Emery rebuilt.

How fickle they sound (as usual)

We don’t have the luxury of time, as poor as we have been outside top 4 for 3 seasons running, we are not too big to fail and can get much worse.

The worrying thing is that I don’t feel the purity of intention that Wenger had for this club nor the direction of purpose (never mind if misguided at times) from the powers that be at present.

There seems a political struggle in a vacuum of leadership at the moment with those in charge looking toward rebuilding based on their own limited contacts rather than in concert with the new manager or for the overall benefit of the team and club.

I hope I’m wrong on this of course but I don’t have a good feeling about where we are going.

Spurious rumours of (more midtable Italian team Sampdoria) bargains may just be what they are but if true do not fill me with much confidence we are in the right direction.

We should be more ambitious, paying for better risk mitigation and yes, we should have a technical director by now.

Tommmy
Tommmy

Please stop talking. Forever.

Arsenio
Arsenio

This is surely up there jn the top 3 longest posts ever, that no one actually read…

Lucas Sam
Lucas Sam

Maybe I’m reading too much into this but I wonder why Ozil and Mkhii are not featured in the leaks as they are Adidas ambassadors instead of Auba and Laca who are both sponsored by nike…

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

Yuck and who gives a fuck. Sponsored site now?

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

Sorry..i.m in a sour mood. And all things Arsenal just make me feel worse

Clockendrider
Clockendrider

Struggling to see what makes Adidas better than Puma or Nike. There are only so many ways you can cut red and white, yellow and blue. All the rest is just BS. If you’re happy spending 80 quid for a piece of nylon the cost of which supports underperforming wage thieves like Ozil then that’s your choice.

Ozzie
Ozzie

That home shirt brings happy memories:
Perry Groves cuts it back to Charlie Nicholas, 2-1!

Luke
Luke

The kits are too nice to be worn by a Europa League team.