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Below is a picture of what are apparently (at least this week…) leaked photos of the 2012/13 Arsenal home and away shirts.
The picture has been re-tweeted so many times that it is almost impossible to track the original source. I tried my best. The general consensus is that the kits look a lot more genuine than some of the others that have been suggested over the past few month, although I have my doubts because the badge is different to normal.
The home shirt is okay, but I don’t really understand why they felt the need to include a white line that cuts across the chest. Just plain red and white would have been a lot simpler and would go down better with the fans.
It also looks like we could be having a return to the yellow away kit which has been prominent since 1969. I am not such a fan of our current blue away kit, so it will be nice to see us back in yellow (also with an unnecessary stripe across the chest…).
As we are nearing the end of the season, you Arsenal should release official images of the kit within the next few week so that fans can start to pre-order. Last year we had to wait until June for official confirmation, although I am hoping that this year will be a little earlier; some of the other teams in the Premier League have already released their kits.
These shirts are in stark contrast to pictures that were doing the rounds earlier this month, in which the supposed 2012/13 home shirt has black stripes on the sleeves and the away shirt resembles that of the 2007/08 season.