Taking its design inspiration from Nike’s first Gunners shirt released in 1994, it features a lightning bolt motif on the polo collar and a red underside to the white sleeves.
The white shorts feature red adidas stripes and a red trim while the lightning motif continues on the socks which come in both red and white. The shirt is also made with 100% recycled materials. All in all, it looks very smart.
The hook from the club on launch day is the fact that £5 from every home bought directly through Arsenal ahead of the new season (19th May – 5th August) will go directly to The Arsenal Foundation to support local community initiatives. We should point out that the fan kit is selling at £70 this year compared to £65 last year. The authentic version continues to retail at £100.
The Arsenal x @adidasfootball 22/23 home kit ⚡️
Giving a little back to north London ❤️
£5 from every new home shirt you buy through Arsenal Direct goes to The Arsenal Foundation 🤝 pic.twitter.com/44FdWaF9a1
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 19, 2022
The club have also released a rather lovely promotional video which continues the ‘Arsenal Supporting Supporters’ campaign that has proved so popular this year.
Soundtracked by ‘We could have been anything’ – the song made famous by Bugsy Malone – and featuring a voiceover by Arsenal Vision’s Clive Palmer, the film features Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka, Viv Miedema (hint, hint), Leah Williamson, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Stina Blackstenius as they ‘give a little love’ to nearby clubs, businesses and fans.
We’re sure it’ll prove popular.
Arsenal are set to wear the new home strip for the first time against Everton on Sunday. Here’s hoping it miraculously guides us to the Champions League.