Giving a bit back: Arsenal’s stars head into the local community to launch their new kit for another season outside the Champions League, with a £5-a-shirt cut of sales going to help the club’s foundation
- Adidas have kept Arsenal’s traditional red and white colours in the new strip
- A striking new collar with a lightning bolt design is the new feature for kit
- The same feature will appear in red running horizontally across the white socks
- Players have visited projects that have benefited from foundation donations
Arsenal have unveiled their new home kit which the men’s side are set to wear on the pitch for the first time on the final day of the season against Everton.
Adidas have kept the Gunners’ traditional red and white colours, with the addition of a striking new collar with a lightning bolt design.
The same feature will appear in red running horizontally across the white socks, which accompany the iconic red shirt and white shorts.
Arsenal have unveiled their new home kit which the men’s side are set to wear against Everton
Adidas have designed a striking new collar with a lightning bolt design for the new kit
The Gunners have also announced £5 from every shirt bought directly from the club between now and 5 August will go to The Arsenal Foundation to support ‘local community initiatives’.
‘We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve been doing to bring our community together and support the lives of people in our local area for more than 35 years,’ said Freddie Hudson, Head of Arsenal in the Community.
‘People are the heartbeat of our community and the £5 donation from our home shirt sales will provide vital support for the local projects that serve our diverse community in north London so well.
‘The last couple of years have been especially tough and the impact continues to be felt, but it’s amazing what we can achieve when we all come together to support each other. We continue to draw inspiration from those who make the Arsenal family so special, and we’re thrilled to be able to give a little back in this unique way.’
The Gunners have announced £5 of every shirt bought from them will go to the club’s Foundation
Players including Leah Williamson (above) visited projects that have benefited from foundation donations
The Gunners have been working in the community since 1985, and some players from both the men and women’s sides have recently visited some of the local projects that have benefited from donations from the club’s foundation.
Arsenal and England men’s winger Bukayo Saka was seen at Finsbury Park Bowls Club, while Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka was pictured at North London United, a community-based project for people aged between five and 25 with Down Syndrome.
Young Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli sported the top at MahaDevi Yoga Centre, a stone throw’s away from the Emirates Stadium, while England centre-back Leah Williamson was pictured at Islington Boxing Club.
Men’s midfielder Emile Smith Rowe and women’s defender Lotte Wubben-Moy joined forces at Tufnell Park Primary School, while Jonas Eidevall’s forwards Stina Blackstenius and Vivianne Miedema visited New North Academy Fencing Club.
Granit Xhaka (centre) was at North London United, a project for people with Down Syndrome
Gabriel Martinelli sported the top at MahaDevi Yoga Centre near the Emirates Stadium
The new strip will be worn by the men’s team on Sunday in their final game of the season against Everton, as Mikel Arteta’s side attempt to end the season on a high after a tumultuous week.
The Gunners appear to have blown their chances of qualifying for the Champions League after back-to-back defeats at north London rivals Tottenham and then Newcastle on Monday.
Arsenal’s only plausible chance of making the top four now sees them needing to beat Frank Lampard’s men and hoping bottom club Norwich can end their latest stay in the top flight by winning against Antonio Conte’s Spurs.
Eidevall’s side have also suffered disappointment this season, having missed out on the Women’s Super League title to Emma Hayes’ double winners Chelsea by a single point.
Women’s defender Lotte Wubben-Moy sported the new top at Tufnell Park Primary School
Women’s forwards Stina Blackstenius and Vivianne Miedema visited New North Academy Fencing Club
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