Leaked pictures of the various kits have been doing the rounds for a month and last week a promotional video featuring various players, Idris Elba and Ian Wright went viral when it was ‘accidentally’ published on YouTube.
Everything looks better when it’s official, right? ?
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 1, 2019
Alongside the home and goalkeeper kit, various other items from training tops to tracksuits are also now on sale.
As is customary these days, the kit manufacturers have released a bit of blurb explaining the inspiration behind the design: “Arsenal and adidas have a rich history together beginning when they first became Arsenal kit partner in the 80s and early 90s. The new 19/20 home shirt has a refreshingly classic look we know fans will love drawing inspiration from adidas’ first reign as Arsenal kit sponsor with the retro striped V-neck collar and also arriving on the 30th anniversary year of our historic league title win against Liverpool at Anfield in 1989.”
Managing director Vinai Venkatesham added: “adidas’ core values mirror ours, they’re progressive and innovative and their bold ambitions for the club and the partnership are aligned with our own. We’re excited to have adidas by our side as we continue to develop and push boundaries together both on and off the field, the Arsenal way.”
It’s been a long time since a home shirt was given such an overwhelmingly positive reception – there are even reports of long queues outside the Armoury store at the Emirates – so well done adidas. And welcome back.