Today, Puma, the official kit supplier, have revealed the design of the 2016/2017 Arsenal Home Kit.
English Premier League football giants Arsenal had finished second in the League last season.
The new shirt design brings inspiration from the Arsenal managers, players and moments that defined the Gunners through the 1990s. It merges classic elements with innovative technology and features that give a nod to the club’s storied past.
The shirt is in the classic home red colour, and Puma’s iconic T17 Form Stripe runs along each of the sleeves, with a drop tail and longer cuffed sleeves proving a more refined look.
The printed front graphic also gives the shirt a more modern appearance and there is a heat transfer gothic ‘A’ as the official signify on the back neck area. This is inspired by the gothic font that featured on the club’s crest in the past.
To help players maintain an optimum body temperature, the shirt also features Puma’s new apparel technology, ACTV Thermo-R.
As well, a phase-change material used in the inner athletic tape of the shirt, allows microcapsules to absorb excess heat and release this to the body when necessary. The taping in the shirts provides an extra snug fit, micro-massaging the skin thus enabling a faster and more effective energy supply to the active muscles of the body.
Olivier Giroud loves the shirt
Impressed with the shirt is Arsenal’s striker Olivier Giroud. He said “Puma have done a great job with the new home kit. They have designed a shirt that is influenced by our classic home kit and added modern features, which will ensure that we stand out and look good on the pitch.”
He continued, “Our traditions and the iconic home shirt are very important and I know that our fans will be happy with it. I am looking forward to wearing it next season.”
Will debut on 26 May
The new kit will be debuted by the Arsenal Ladies Team on 26 May in a friendly against the Seattle Rangers at the Memorial Stadium.
Kit will be available from 3 June
The Home Replica Kit for fan, together with a collection of fan wear, will be made available at Puma and Weston retail outlets from 3 June onwards and is priced at $109.
All images are courtesy of Puma.