Arsenal have just released their brand new home kit for next season early, and we’re fortunate enough here at soccerprose.com to be able to give you an inside peak at the new look of the Gunners. They may be out of the title race this year, but they are looking to the future, and this 150th anniversary kit should remind them of the firm foundation they have to build on.
The new Arsenal 2011/12 jersey is made by Nike, so it fits almost exactly the same as last years kit, so if you were a size medium, you’re still going to need a medium. Its made from the same Nike Dri-Fit material, which help to wick the moisture away from your body when you’re sweating heavily. The crest is what makes this jersey really unique. Arsenal was founded in Woolwich in 1886 and was The Royal Arsenal back then. The crest design features 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club’s crest to reflect the detail on the reverse of the six pence pieces paid by 15 men to establish the Club.. The 15 oak leaves to the right of the crest acknowledge the founders who would meet in the local Royal Oak pub. Underneath the crest is one of the first recorded mottos related to the armament and battle – ‘Forward’ – with the anniversary dates of 1886 and 2011 either side of the heart of the shirt.
The shirt hasa clean and polished, if somewhat boring look. The white sleeves meet the red center of the soccer jersey on a straight line, but their is one place ion the shirt with some flair. On the back of the jersey, right below the neck reads “Arsenal,” and on the back of the crest “Victoria Concordia Crescit,” (‘Victory Through Harmony’), Arsenal’s Latin motto, which was previously featured on earlier versions of their club crest between 1949 and 2002, has been stitched.
Overall I like the new kit, and it should be up for pre-order very soon across the web, and if you’re a Gunners fan its a must have.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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