Behold Arsenal newest away kit. A celebration for the 125th anniversary, which in the words of Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin will look like jockey’s clothes.
Capturing the spirit and history of Arsenal Football Club, the new away shirt features a specially designed crest to highlight the proud origins of the Club 125 years ago. The celebratory badge design features 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club’s crest to reflect the detail on the reverse of the sixpence pieces paid by 15 men to establish the Club in Woolwich in 1886. The 15 oak leaves to the right of the crest pay tribute to the founders who would meet in the local Royal Oak pub. Underneath the crest is one of the Club’s first recorded mottos – ‘Forward’ – with the anniversary dates of 1886 and 2011 either side.
The front of the new away shirt is divided into two halves, one navy blue and one turquoise blue, inspired by the away kits worn by Arsenal teams from the past. The diagonal line represents the gnomon (the pointer) which casts the shadow on a sundial – to commemorate the original Dial Square sundial on the site of the Arsenal munitions factory in Woolwich, where the Club was founded in 1886: Arsenal.com
If you missed the new ‘home’ kit here’s an image so you can take a look.
Both kits are available at Arsenal.com.
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June 28th, 2011.