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Twitter is going slightly crazy this morning after somebody leaked what are supposedly pictures of the new Arsenal home, away and 3rd kits for the 2013/14 season.
Some people on Twitter were suggesting that these images are definitely fake because the current kit is for 2 seasons (from 2012-2014). I have double checked on Arsenal.com and the home kit is for two seasons, but we will be getting new away and third kits for 2013/14.
Back in October it was revealed in several newspapers that Arsenal’s kit deal with Nike is due to expire in 2014 and that the club were going to agree a £20-25 million-a-year deal to have Adidas as their new kit designers and manufacturers. Although this was never confirmed by the club or by Adidas, it wouldn’t surprise me if Adidas were the new manufacturers. This would be a good bit of business for Arsenal, as our current Nike deal is worth only £13 m a season. The designs below could well be design proposals from Adidas for kits in the 2014/15 season (- in which case having the home shirt does make sense).
I am not quite sure why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was chosen as the example player, but that is a minor detail. The kits are actually quite nice, especially now that I am used to the stripe that we have on the arm of the kit this season. I guess that I could get used to a stripe across the shirt. I presume that the white kit is the away kit and the blue kit of the 3rd kit, but I am not 100% sure.