• July 29, 2021

Exclusive: Arsenal’s new home kit for 2021/22 is a nod to classic worn by Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira but fans say it looks too much like Ajax jersey

 Exclusive: Arsenal’s new home kit for 2021/22 is a nod to classic worn by Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira but fans say it looks too much like Ajax jersey


Arsenal’s new home kit has been likened to Ajax’s shirt ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The Gunners will be looking to improve on last term’s disappointing eighth-placed finish when their campaign kicks off against Brentford next month.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and other Arsenal stars modelled the new kit

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and other Arsenal stars modelled the new kit

Fan favourite Kieran Tierney says he loves the new shirt

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Fan favourite Kieran Tierney says he loves the new shirt

And they will be playing in a a new red and white shirt, which is a throwback to the jersey they wore between 1998 and 2000.

The top has a red body with white sleeves and red and blue cuffs, while the iconic Adidas stripes are also blue on the shoulders.

The words ‘victory through harmony’ are in small font at the bottom of the shirt.

Commenting on the new kit, Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, said: “I love it.

Arsenal’s new kit is inspired by their 1998-2000 jersey

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Arsenal’s new kit is inspired by their 1998-2000 jersey

“It’s a smart design and I can’t wait to pull it on and represent this club in front of our supporters once again.

“It simply hasn’t been the same without our fans. We’re raring to go and can’t wait for Emirates Stadium to be rocking again.”

The new kit, which is accompanied by white shorts and socks, will be worn for the first time when Arsenal take on Rangers in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Gunners are aiming to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Hibernian.

The shirt design for the upcoming season has been compared to Ajax’s famous red and white top – and you can see some of the comments from Arsenal fans, below…





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