Friday, May 24, 2024

Arsenal first teams to wear all-white kits in FA Cup

Arsenal have confirmed that the men’s and women’s first teams will wear the ‘No More Red’ white kit when they next take to the pitch.

It will be the third year running that Mikel Arteta’s players have worn the kit in the FA Cup with Sunday’s clash against Liverpool representing the first time it’s sported at Emirates Stadium.

Previous encounters in the white kit have seen us lose to Nottingham Forest and beat Oxford United.

Having been restricted to wearing the shirt in pre-game warm-ups in the last two seasons, Jonas Eidevall’s side will wear it in a competitive fixture for the first time when they play Watford in the Women’s FA Cup on 14 January.

The ‘No More Red’ campaign was launched in conjunction with Adidas in January 2022 to help raise awareness of knife crime and to keep young people safe from youth violence.

The club have reiterated that the kits will not be available for sale but a new ‘bespoke community t-shirt’ will be available to purchase with 100% of the retail price split between the club’s ‘No More Red’ charity partners.

Good stuff.

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For more information about the ‘No More Red’ campaign, see here.

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Dna

That’s us out then

TeeCee

“bespoke community T-shirt”
I’m guessing exactly like a T-shirt, only with an eye-wateringly gigantic markup in the price.

OdalGooner

“Community t-shirt” sounds suspiciously like we’ll just get *one* shirt that we all have to take turns wearing…

Fezec

Bagsy I’m not going after Fatgooner

TeeCee

Tough. Alphabetic order.

yes

any z’s around or can I keep it when I’m done?

David Hillier's luggage

Given all of the retail price, not just the revenue, will be going to charity, think of the T-shirt as being free and the £30 retail price as being a donation.

Serpent

Will we have non-white numbers at least? The game against Nottingham in -21 was shocking in many ways, but our whole team looking like they were playing in H&M t-shirts was a particular unwelcome surprise.

The initiative itself is great, of course.

Old Bloke.

Does that mean i have to wear an all white scarf on Sunday? 🤔

Fatgooner

This is a great initiative, but I don’t see why Arsenal won’t sell the shirts in the club shop and then donate the proceeds to their charity partners. Many Gooners out there like to have at least one replica of every shirt the team has ever worn. This would bebefit both the fans and the charity. And it would help even more to spread a very worthy message if fans were wearing the shirts as well as the players.

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Fatgooner

*benefit*

Sheldon

This kit gives me ptsd from that terrible game we lost in it. Its not even nice and it looks particularly bad when you get brown marks on it when u go to ground. I remember thinking I hope we never wear spurs colours again, but here we are. Great initiative though.

Qwaliteee

Here we go again.

I’m sorry – good cause and all that jazz – but I fucking hate us running out looking like THAT lot.

TeeCee

Look on the bright side. If we actually won something while wearing it, they’d be forced to admit that it’s not the white strip holding them back but just that they’re irredeemably shit.

Redbaron

Will blend in well with our anemic outfield playing style.

Tomasi

Awareness of knife crime, but what about awareness of other types of crime?!?!
Makes me sick. They should wear a kit to raise awareness against people who drink beer on the underground or something.

geuphonium

We already have that one, it’s the lime/yellow one…

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