Why have Arsenal added gold to new residence equipment regardless of lacking out on title?
Regardless of their lengthy and gruelling Premier League title problem ending with out success, Arsenal will nonetheless be wanting wonderful in gold subsequent season.
The Gunners had been finally reeled in and overtaken by Manchester Metropolis after spending a complete of 248 days on the high of the desk in 2022-23 — the longest time any staff has spent in that place in a season with out occurring to win the trophy.
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However though they ended up with the silver medal (and Champions League qualification for the primary time since 2016-17), Mikel Arteta’s aspect can be stepping out on the Emirates subsequent time period with a gold badge and matching trim on their jerseys.
That is as a result of the Arsenal residence equipment for the 2023-24 season is a tribute to the twentieth anniversary of the membership’s famed “Invincibles” aspect — who received the 2003-04 Premier League title with out shedding a single match.
Spearheaded by the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal launched into a run of 26 wins and 12 attracts to take the championship by 11 clear factors.
That precise W26/D12 end result report is stitched into the taping that runs down the flank of the brand new residence shirt. The trim can be gilded in a metallic gold color to mirror the imperious nature of the Invincibles’ well-known feat.
The brilliant-red base of the design additionally incorporates a tonal zig-zag sample that has grow to be synonymous with Arsenal kits through the years, starting within the early Nineteen Nineties and being recurrently revisited by most of the membership’s latest retro-tinged strips.
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As a part of the grand reveal, Bukayo Saka — contemporary from signing a brand new long-term contract along with his boyhood membership — was joined by a number of hundred Arsenal supporters and members of workers on the Emirates Stadium to proudly showcase their newest uniform.
Stars from the membership’s ladies’s staff Leah Williamson, Kim Little and Lia Walti additionally contributed to the equipment launch, and the primary time followers will see the equipment in motion can be within the Gunners’ remaining Ladies’s Tremendous League match of the season towards Aston Villa on Saturday.
Saka & Co. will then additionally sport the brand new shirt once they shut out their Premier League marketing campaign on Sunday towards Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Precisely 20 years on from their most up-to-date title, the Gunners are hoping the 20-year anniversary of 1 the Premier League’s best fashionable miracles will coincide with historical past repeating itself on the Emirates subsequent season.