Arsenal reveal their new ‘white marble’ away kit that takes its design from the halls of Highbury… but WHY is there a naked statue of David Seaman in the unveiling video?!
- Arsenal unveiled their away kit for the forthcoming 2020-21 season on Thursday
- It is a bold white/off-white shirt with a red marble design on the front
- The video kit launch sees David Seaman as a naked statue in the marble colours
Arsenal will be hoping everything is all-white next season after the club unveiled their bold new away kit for the upcoming 2020-21 campaign.
The Gunners will be wearing a white/off-white strip in away games with the design paying homage to their iconic East Stand at Highbury – where a statue of legendary manager Herbert Chapman was erected.
To make the kit stand out, a marble-effect pattern of red stripes down the front compliment the shirt to mirror the East Stand’s marble halls.
On Thursday, Arsenal revealed their new marble away kit for the upcoming 2020-21 season
The bold design of the shirt is to pay homage to their iconic East Stand at Highbury
This is complimented by with maroon and white/off white sock. The Arsenal badge and adidas stripes are monographic. For extra detail there is the Gunners’ hexagon on the back of the shirt. The neck is a V-neck design.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin are among those posing in the strip for the official photoshoot – as are Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil. However, it’s the latter’s inclusion that is perhaps the most eye-catching considering that fact his future at the club is heavily in doubt.
The German playmaker is an adidas-sponsored athlete, which would be the reason why, but questions remain over whether or not he’ll be playing for Mikel Arteta’s side next season.
The north London outfit revealed their kit on Thursday morning with a clever video that impressed their supporters. It also amused them as it detailed club legend David Seaman as a naked statue, in the marble colours, with his goalkeeping gloves covering his modesty.
‘Please build the same David Seaman statue outside the stadium!,’ wrote one fan. ‘Love this! Was not expecting a naked David Seaman statue lol,’ another tweeted.
Seaman was clearly a source of amusement as another fan posted on social media: ‘That David Seaman statue. Great advert,’ accompanied with crying laughing emojis.
An image of a naked David Seaman statue in the video launch amused many Gunners fans
Many Arsenal fans were left amused by their kit launch video of the Seaman statue
However, despite the video being approved not everyone was pleased with the kit – citing that Arsenal playing in white is too reminiscent of their bitter rivals Tottenham.
‘Arsenal kit should never been white… strange concept,’ wrote one fan. ‘Arsenal’s new away kit….. white..! They do remember what colour the horrible lot across the road wear right?’ tweeted another.
Despite this stance, this isn’t the first time Arsenal have played in white – with the club most recently adorning this colour as an away strip during the 2007-08 season.
The new away jersey will be worn for the first time on Saturday, when Arsenal Women take on PSG in the quarter-final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Some fans were upset though, believing the kit looks like bitter rivals Tottenham’s home shirt
Arsenal Women will be the first to don the new strip when they face PSG on Saturday