Arsenal have officially released their new away kit ahead of the 2021/22 season.
In the summer of 2019, the north London outfit signed a £300million deal with German manufacturers Adidas to produce their home, away and third kits for the next three years.
Mikel Arteta’s side will earn £60m per season – one of the biggest deals in the Premier League – but still behind Liverpool’s deal with Nike which is worth £80m-a-year.
Overall, Adidas’ offerings for the current season have been a hit with fans.
The home kit, the bruised banana away kit, and third kit have all been greatly received by the majority of Arsenal fans which has heightened expectations over what’s in store for the next campaign.
Well, the wait is over as the Gunners have now released their new away kit for the new season, a yellow number with a big nod to the 1971 double-winning campaign, featuring the old cannon logo.
The shirt colour is described as ‘pearl citrine pale yellow’ and has a navy and red trim, along with the usual Adidas stripes along the shoulder, while the cannon logo also features on the shorts and socks.
It will be the first time the old cannon logo has been worn in the Premier League with Arsenal moving to a new emblem for the 1988/90 shirts.
As well as releasing a gallery of the new away kit, Arsenal have also done a promotional video for it.
And as spotted by @afcstuff on Twitter, there was a nice exchange between Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira and Thomas Partey.
Segment in Arsenal’s 2021/22 away kit x Adidas promotional video – ‘Paddy and Partey’.
Vieira (in French): “Play for the name on the front of the shirt…”
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) May 14, 2021
After Vieira’s 10-word message of: “Play for the name on the front of the shirt…”
Partey replied with: “And they will remember the name on the back!”
Arsenal fans will be familiar with that inspirational quote as it was first coined by former captain Tony Adams and was referenced by Gabriel Martinelli last season.
The jersey is inspired from an old classic from the club’s past, celebrating 50 years since the club won the league and FA Cup double.
But the Vieira and Partey exchange is interesting as the latter was compared to the Frenchman by Martin Keown after sealing his £45m transfer from Atletico Madrid last summer.