This week Arsenal along with PUMA unveiled the new Arsenal Home kit for the 2017/2018 season. The press release was all around the focus on the fact that we are THE Arsenal, a club of tradition, of history and ultimately of class. Now you have seen the pictures on 50 websites, so instead of showing you the kit alone, I thought Id tell you five reason why I love it.
The launch with Robert Pires
There are many many past players for Arsenal that I love. Tony Adams (The player not the talker), Paul Merson, Martin Keown, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and the list goes on and on and on. And while Bergkamp and Henry are right near the top, Robert Pires was my favourite. He won the Football Writers award in 2002 as he was pivotal in the title campaign. He would be voted the sixth greatest gunner by the fans in a poll having picked up 284 appearances and 84 goals. Pires was one of the Arsenal stars at the launch of the new home kit and immediately thoughts of his brilliance swelled in my mind. Maybe he is keen for another run!
The White Sleeves
The Arsenal have worn white sleeves ever since and I love it when the sleeves are not messed with.
The Darker Red
If you look closely at that Arsenal crest you will see that there are two reds in it. This year PUMA have gone with the darker side of the badge and it looks classy. Its not as dark as the farewell to Highbury but it looks flippen cool and I dig it! Well done.